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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1116–1118

Designing coupled microcavity lasers for high-Q modes with unidirectional light emission

Jung-Wan Ryu and Martina Hentschel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 7, pp. 1116-1118 (2011)

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We design coupled optical microcavities and report directional light emission from high-Q modes for a broad range of refractive indices. The system consists of a circular cavity that provides a high-Q mode in the form of a whispering gallery mode, whereas an adjacent deformed microcavity plays the role of a waveguide or collimator of the light transmitted from the circular cavity. As a result of this very simple, yet robust, concept we obtain high-Q modes with promising directional emission characteristics. No information about phase space is required, and the proposed scheme can be easily realized in experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2011
Published: March 22, 2011

Jung-Wan Ryu and Martina Hentschel, "Designing coupled microcavity lasers for high-Q modes with unidirectional light emission," Opt. Lett. 36, 1116-1118 (2011)

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