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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 512–517

Photon tunneling behavior in a coated cylindrical microcavity laser

Hee-Jong Moon  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 512-517 (2010)

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The effect of coating thickness on photon tunneling behavior was investigated by measuring lasing spectra from a dielectric inner-coated cylindrical capillary filled with a dye-doped liquid. The lasing spectra showed a blueshift as the coating thickness decreased due to an enhanced photon tunneling probability of whispering gallery modes (WGMs). Cavity quality factors Q were quantitatively estimated from the center wavelengths and compared to those deduced by the WKB approximation model as well as a simplified multiple scattering formalism. The validity and limitation of two models were discussed at various coating thicknesses.

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OCIS Codes
(240.7040) Optics at surfaces : Tunneling
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2010
Published: February 19, 2010

Hee-Jong Moon, "Photon tunneling behavior in a coated cylindrical microcavity laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 512-517 (2010)

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