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Coupled resonator optical waveguides (CROW)
Author(s): Jacob Scheuer; Joyce K. S. Poon; George T. Paloczi; Amnon Yariv
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Paper Abstract

We investigate theoretically and experimentally the characteristics, performance and possible applications of coupled resonator optical waveguides (CROWs). The ability to engineer the dispersion properties of a CROW and especially the ability to realize ultra-slow group velocities paves the way for various applications such as delay lines, optical memories and all-optical switching. Simple analytic expressions for the time delay, usable bandwidth and overall losses in CROW delay lines are derived and compared to exact numerical simulation. Good quantitative agreement is found between the theoretical transmission function obtained by transfer matrix formalism and the measurement of a CROW interferometer realized in polymer material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5735, Advanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing II, (4 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.602589
Show Author Affiliations
Jacob Scheuer, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Joyce K. S. Poon, California Institute of Technology (United States)
George T. Paloczi, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Amnon Yariv, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5735:
Advanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing II
Hans J. Coufal; Zameer U. Hasan; Alan E. Craig, Editor(s)

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