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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24966–24976

Universal anti-reflection blocks for 4-port periodic microresonator structures

Zhenshan Yang and J. E. Sipe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24966-24976 (2012)

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We introduce universal “anti-reflection blocks” for periodic microresonator sequences consisting of 4-port unit cells. When added to the end of a finite periodic sequence, the anti-reflection block can eliminate the reflectivity at a given frequency ωref and significantly reduce it in a frequency range around ωref. These anti-reflection blocks are universal: By adjusting only their characteristic parameters, they can be made applicable to any 4-port periodic sequence, regardless of the detailed inside structure of its unit cells, at any frequency within the photonic bands.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: July 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 2, 2012
Published: October 16, 2012

Zhenshan Yang and J. E. Sipe, "Universal anti-reflection blocks for 4-port periodic microresonator structures," Opt. Express 20, 24966-24976 (2012)

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