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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — Mar. 3, 2008
  • pp: 3069–3076

Symmetry breaking with coupled Fano resonances

Björn Maes, Peter Bienstman, and Roel Baets  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 3069-3076 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.003069


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Abstract

We describe the effect of symmetry breaking in a system with two coupled Fano resonators. A general criterion is derived and optimal parameter regions for switching are identified. By extending the single resonator behavior we show that one achieves the effect at very low input powers.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2007
Published: February 20, 2008

Citation
Björn Maes, Peter Bienstman, and Roel Baets, "Symmetry breaking with coupled Fano resonances," Opt. Express 16, 3069-3076 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-5-3069


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