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Chaos-assisted tunneling in whispering-gallery resonators
Author(s): Viktor A. Podolskiy; Evgenii E. Narimanov
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Paper Abstract

Dielectric spheres and cylinders can support high-Q modes due to internal reflection of the light. However, small deviations of the shape of these resonators away from symmetry lead to the onset of chaotic ray dynamics and the resulting suppression of the mode lifetimes. We demonstrate, that in such conditions even the regular modes are strongly affected by small deformations, due to the phenomenon of chaos-assisted tunneling, and develop a quantitative theory of this effect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 June 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4969, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI, (25 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478984
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Viktor A. Podolskiy, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Evgenii E. Narimanov, Princeton Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4969:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton, Editor(s)

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