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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1967–1974

Whispering-gallery mode splitting in coupled microresonators

David D. Smith, Hongrok Chang, and Kirk A. Fuller  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 1967-1974 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.20.001967


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Abstract

Using iterative methods we demonstrate that, for a structure consisting of N-coupled microspheres or ring resonators, the morphology-dependent resonances split into N higher-Q modes, in direct analogy with other types of oscillators. Moreover, for odd numbers of identical lossless coupled rings, the circulating intensity in the innermost ring increases exponentially with N when there is strong coupling to even-numbered rings and weak coupling to odd-numbered rings.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(190.3970) Nonlinear optics : Microparticle nonlinear optics
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

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David D. Smith, Hongrok Chang, and Kirk A. Fuller, "Whispering-gallery mode splitting in coupled microresonators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1967-1974 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-20-9-1967


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