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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 15 — Jul. 21, 2008
  • pp: 11647–11659

Coupled-resonator-induced reflection in photonic-crystal waveguide structures

Sergei F. Mingaleev, Andrey E. Miroshnichenko, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 11647-11659 (2008)

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We study the resonant transmission of light in a coupled-resonator optical waveguide interacting with two nearly identical side cavities. We reveal and describe a novel effect of the coupled-resonator-induced reflection (CRIR) characterized by a very high and easily tunable quality factor of the reflection line, for the case of the inter-site coupling between the cavities and the waveguide. This effect differs sharply from the coupled-resonator-induced transparency (CRIT) – an all-optical analogue of the electromagnetically-induced transparency – which has recently been studied theoretically and experimentally for the structures based on micro-ring resonators and photonic crystal cavities. Both CRIR and CRIT effects have the same physical origin which can be attributed to the Fano-Feshbach resonances in the systems exhibiting more than one resonance. We discuss the applicability of the novel CRIR effect to the control of the slow-light propagation and low-threshold all-optical switching.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: April 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2008
Published: July 18, 2008

Sergei F. Mingaleev, Andrey E. Miroshnichenko, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Coupled-resonator-induced reflection in photonic-crystal waveguide structures," Opt. Express 16, 11647-11659 (2008)

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