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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2001
  • pp: 632–634

Multimode resonances in square-shaped optical microcavities

A. W. Poon, F. Courvoisier, and R. K. Chang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 9, pp. 632-634 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000632


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Abstract

Square-shaped two-dimensional optical microcavities (µ-cavities) were investigated for possible applications as filters for dense wavelength-division multiplexing. Multimode cavity resonances were observed in the elastic scattering of ≈200-µm square-shaped µ-cavities in fused silica. Based on a two-dimensional k-space representation, we accounted for the multimode spectrum by different normal modes with rays confined by total internal reflection. The cavity-mode trajectories need not be closed after each round trip. Single-mode spectra are expected from smaller square-shaped µ-cavities.

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(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

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A. W. Poon, F. Courvoisier, and R. K. Chang, "Multimode resonances in square-shaped optical microcavities," Opt. Lett. 26, 632-634 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-9-632


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