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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 16504–16513

Resonant coupling from a new angle: coherent control through geometry

N. Rotenberg, D. M. Beggs, J. E. Sipe, and L. Kuipers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 16504-16513 (2013)

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We demonstrate that interference of absorption pathways can be used to control resonant coupling of light to guided modes in a manner analogous to quantum coherent control or electronically induced transparency. We illustrate the control of resonant coupling that interference affords using a plasmonic test system where tuning the phase of a grating is sufficient to vary the transfer of energy into the surface plasmon polariton by a factor of over 106. We show that such a structure could function as a one-way coupler, and present a simple explanation for the underlying physics.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: April 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2013
Published: July 2, 2013

N. Rotenberg, D. M. Beggs, J. E. Sipe, and L. Kuipers, "Resonant coupling from a new angle: coherent control through geometry," Opt. Express 21, 16504-16513 (2013)

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