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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3219–3227

Electromagnetically induced transparency-like effect in a two-bus waveguides coupled microdisk resonator

Qingzhong Huang, Zhan Shu, Ge Song, Juguang Chen, Jinsong Xia, and Jinzhong Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 3219-3227 (2014)

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We observe theoretically and experimentally electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT)-like effect in a single microdisk resonator (MDR) evanescently coupled with two bus waveguides. This structure is modeled using transfer matrix method, and it is revealed that the EIT-like spectrum originates from the coherent interference between two nearby low-order whispering-gallery modes (WGMs) with comparable quality factors. The EIT-like properties have been investigated analytically with respect to coupling efficiency, round-trip power attenuation, as well as phase spacing between two resonances. The resonance spacing and mode coupling are adjustable by varying the effective indices of WGMs and waveguide mode. Consequently, fully integrated MDRs were fabricated in silicon. Resonant modes and coupling efficiency are studied in one-bus waveguide coupled MDRs. Finally, EIT-like resonance is observed in a two-bus waveguides coupled MDR of 3 μm in radius with a quality factor of 4,200 and central transmission larger than 0.65. The experimental results agree with our modeling well and show good internal consistency, confirming that two WGMs coupled in a point-to-point manner are required for EIT-like effect.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: October 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2014
Published: February 4, 2014

Qingzhong Huang, Zhan Shu, Ge Song, Juguang Chen, Jinsong Xia, and Jinzhong Yu, "Electromagnetically induced transparency-like effect in a two-bus waveguides coupled microdisk resonator," Opt. Express 22, 3219-3227 (2014)

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