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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2549–2554

Light-induced degeneracy of resonance modes in a nonlinear microcavity coupled with waveguides: application to channel drop filter

Evgeny N. Bulgakov and Almas F. Sadreev  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 9, pp. 2549-2554 (2013)

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We consider a microcavity with degenerate dipole or hexapole eigenmodes. If the cavity is positioned between waveguides, degeneracy is lifted. However, we show that in a nonlinear microcavity the degeneracy is recovered at certain injected power. In application we consider a two-dimensional photonic crystal of GaAs rods holding two parallel waveguides and one defect made of Kerr media. We show that 100% efficiency channel dropping can be attained without a necessity to tune the resonant frequencies of the microcavity.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 2013
Published: August 29, 2013

Evgeny N. Bulgakov and Almas F. Sadreev, "Light-induced degeneracy of resonance modes in a nonlinear microcavity coupled with waveguides: application to channel drop filter," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2549-2554 (2013)

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