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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2369–2372

Localized light in a multiple photonic quantum well system

Ronggang Liu and Bingzheng Gai  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2369-2372 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.002369


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Abstract

Localization of light in a basic multiple photonic quantum well system (MPQWS) is investigated with the finite-difference time-domain method. Resonance tunneling and splitting are observed in a MPQWS, as electron waves to a superlattice. Our numerical results reveal a quite interesting hierarchic distribution of the field mode when the system is illuminated with plane waves at a specific frequency. That is, if the number of wells is odd (even), strong localized states occur in odd (even) indexed wells. Light localization in a MPQWS, however, seems to be confined only in a narrow incident frequency window.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: February 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2007
Published: August 23, 2007

Citation
Ronggang Liu and Bingzheng Gai, "Localized light in a multiple photonic quantum well system," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2369-2372 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-9-2369

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