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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4557–4559

Avoiding bandwidth collapse in long chains of coupled optical microresonators

Shayan Mookherjea and Mark A. Schneider  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 23, pp. 4557-4559 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004557


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Abstract

Coupled photonic oscillators and resonators are sensitive to unavoidable nanoscale disorder, and localization in periodic structures induced by disorder leads eventually to a complete collapse of the bandwidth, which is generally considered problematic for device applications. Here, we investigate the dependence of bandwidth collapse on the interresonator coupling coefficient, a parameter controllable by lithography or device operation.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: August 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2011
Published: November 23, 2011

Citation
Shayan Mookherjea and Mark A. Schneider, "Avoiding bandwidth collapse in long chains of coupled optical microresonators," Opt. Lett. 36, 4557-4559 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-23-4557

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