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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2005
  • pp: 2775–2777

Tunable photon lifetime in photonic molecules: a concept for delaying an optical signal

Yury P. Rakovich, John J. Boland, and John F. Donegan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 20, pp. 2775-2777 (2005)

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We experimentally and theoretically studied the photon lifetime spectral distribution in two coherently coupled spherical microcavities of 3-16 µm diameter forming a photonic molecule, which shows a multipeak narrowband modal structure resulting from lifting of the mode degeneracy with respect to the azimuthal quantum number. The results demonstrate the feasibility of photonic molecules as a basis for a multichannel, wavelength-tunable optical delay-line device, which can be used for delay times in the range 10 ps to 1 ns.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Yury P. Rakovich, John J. Boland, and John F. Donegan, "Tunable photon lifetime in photonic molecules: a concept for delaying an optical signal," Opt. Lett. 30, 2775-2777 (2005)

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