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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Apr. 9, 2012
  • pp: 8309–8316

Resonant transmission of self-collimated beams through coupled zigzag-box resonators: slow self-collimated beams in a photonic crystal

Sun-Goo Lee, Seong-Han Kim, Teun-Teun Kim, Jae-Eun Kim, Hae Yong Park, and Chul-Sik Kee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 8309-8316 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.008309


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Abstract

The resonant transmission of self-collimated beams through zigzag-box resonators is demonstrated experimentally and numerically. Numerical simulations show that the flat-wavefront and the width of the beam are well maintained after passing through zigzag-box resonators because the up and the down zigzag-sides prevent the beam from spreading out and the wavefront is perfectly reconstructed by the output zigzag-side of the resonator. Measured split resonant frequencies of two- and three-coupled zigzag-box resonators are well agreed with those predicted by a tight binding model to consider optical coupling between the nearest resonators. Slowing down the speed of self-collimated beams is also demonstrated by using a twelve-coupled zigzag-box resonator in simulations. Our work could be useful in implementing devices to manipulate self-collimated beams in time domain.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: January 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2012
Published: March 26, 2012

Citation
Sun-Goo Lee, Seong-Han Kim, Teun-Teun Kim, Jae-Eun Kim, Hae Yong Park, and Chul-Sik Kee, "Resonant transmission of self-collimated beams through coupled zigzag-box resonators: slow self-collimated beams in a photonic crystal," Opt. Express 20, 8309-8316 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-8-8309


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