Field representation for optical defect resonances in multilayer microcavities using quasi-normal modes

Milan Maksimovic, Manfred Hammer, Embrecht W.C. van Groesen

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    Quasi-normal modes are used to characterize transmission resonances in 1D optical defect cavities and the related field approximations. We specialize to resonances inside the bandgap of the periodic multilayer mirrors that enclose the defect cavities. Using a template with the most relevant QNMs a variational principle permits to represent the field and the spectral transmission close to resonances.
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1016/j.optcom.2007.11.088
    Pages (from-to)1401-1411
    Number of pages11
    JournalOptics communications
    Issue numberSupplement/6
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • Multilayer
    • quasi-normal mode
    • EWI-13411
    • IR-64968
    • METIS-251171
    • cavity resonance
    • Photonic bandgap
    • eigenfrequency

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