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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1317–1319

Quality-factor enhancement of supermodes in coupled microdisks

M. Benyoucef, J.-B. Shim, J. Wiersig, and O. G. Schmidt  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 8, pp. 1317-1319 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001317


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Abstract

We investigate the optical modes in a coupled pair of semiconductor microdisks in symmetric and asymmetric configurations both experimentally and theoretically. While the quality factors of coupled first- and second-order whispering gallery modes (WGMs) show a conventional crossing, the quality factors of the same-order WGMs reveal an interesting splitting behavior, leading to the formation of high- and low-quality supermodes. Our results are reproduced by numerical simulations, and an explanation based on optical interference is suggested. Quality-factor splitting is a subtle phenomenon that might help to design microarchitectures for efficient optical coupling in cavity quantum electrodynamic experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: January 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2011
Published: April 5, 2011

Citation
M. Benyoucef, J.-B. Shim, J. Wiersig, and O. G. Schmidt, "Quality-factor enhancement of supermodes in coupled microdisks," Opt. Lett. 36, 1317-1319 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-8-1317

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