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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Feb. 23, 2004
  • pp: 657–669

Mie scattering analysis of spherical Bragg “onion” resonators

Wei Liang, Yong Xu, Yanyi Huang, Amnon Yariv, J. G. Fleming, and Shawn-Yu Lin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 657-669 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.000657


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Abstract

Combining the Mie scattering theory and a transfer matrix method, we investigate in detail the scattering of light by spherical Bragg “onion” resonators. We classify the resonator modes into two classes, the core modes that are confined by Bragg reflection, and the cladding modes that are confined by total internal reflection. We demonstrate that these two types of modes lead to significantly different scattering behaviors.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2004
Published: February 23, 2004

Citation
Wei Liang, Yong Xu, Yanyi Huang, Amnon Yariv, J Fleming, and Shawn-Yu Lin, "Mie scattering analysis of spherical Bragg �??onion�?? resonators," Opt. Express 12, 657-669 (2004)
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