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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2639–2647

Harnessing coupler-induced localized backscattering for enhanced fast and slow light performances in a traveling wave microresonator

Thomas Y. L. Ang and Nam Quoc Ngo  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 12, pp. 2639-2647 (2010)

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We present an analytical study on the effects of coupler-induced localized backscattering (CILB) on the nature of superluminal and subliminal propagations in a traveling wave microresonator (TWMR). It is found that in the weak CILB regime, the flexibility to control the light propagation velocity is improved, and fast and slow light with high output power can be generated for a TWMR with a small net optical gain.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.7020) Optical devices : Traveling-wave devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: May 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2010
Published: November 11, 2010

Thomas Y. L. Ang and Nam Quoc Ngo, "Harnessing coupler-induced localized backscattering for enhanced fast and slow light performances in a traveling wave microresonator," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 2639-2647 (2010)

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