We rigorously compute the resonance spectrum for a deformed spherical microcavity illuminated by plane waves. Particular attention is paid to the shift of resonances due to small departures from sphericity, which includes a discussion on the behavior of individual scattering coefficients. These results are obtained for deformed microcavities that are large with respect to the wavelength of the incident wave.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 21, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 15, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 29, 2005
Vol. 1, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Yiping Han, Loic Méès, Gerard Gouesbet, Zhensen Wu, and Gerard Gréhan, "Resonant spectra of a deformed spherical microcavity," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1390-1397 (2006)