Asymmetric resonant cavities with highly noncircular but convex cross sections are predicted theoretically to have high-Q whispering gallery modes with highly anisotropic emission. We develop a ray dynamics model for the emission pattern and present numerical and experimental confirmation of the theory.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 3, 1996
Published: October 1, 1996
Jens U. Nöckel, A. Douglas Stone, Gang Chen, Helene L. Grossman, and Richard K. Chang, "Directional emission from asymmetric resonant cavities," Opt. Lett. 21, 1609-1611 (1996)