We study the scalar wave scattering off the spherical cavity resonator with two finite-length conical channels attached. We use the boundary wall method to explore the response of the system to changes in control parameters, such as the size of the structure and the angular width of the input and output channels, as well as their relative angular position. We found that the system is more sensitive to changes in the input channel, and a standing wave phase distribution occurs within the cavity for nontransmitting values of the incident wave number. We also saw that an optical vortex can travel unaffected through the system with aligned channels.
© 2014 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 27, 2013
Published: January 9, 2014
Hipolito Garcia-Gracia and Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega, "Scalar wave scattering in spherical cavity resonator with conical channels," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 246-252 (2014)