Chains of coupled square dielectric optical microcavities

Manfred Hammer

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    Chains of coupled square dielectric cavities are investigated in a 2-D setting, by means of a quasi-analytical eigenmode expansion method. Resonant transfer of optical power can be achieved along quite arbitrary, moderately long rectangular paths (up to 9 coupled cavities are considered), even with individual standing-wave resonators of limited quality. We introduce an ab-initio coupled mode model, based on a simple superposition of slab mode profiles as a template for the field of individual cavities. Although no loss mechanisms are built in, the model can still help to interprete the results of the former numerical experiments.
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1007/s11082-009-9268-3
    Pages (from-to)821-835
    Number of pages15
    JournalOptical and quantum electronics
    Issue number11-12
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2009


    • EWI-15679
    • IR-67799
    • METIS-263912

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