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Disorder and localization in microresonator arrays
Author(s): Shayan Mookherjea; Jung S. Park
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Paper Abstract

An optical waveguide consisting of coupled identical resonators in a linear array can slow down the propagation of light and act as a delay line. However, such a slow-wave structure offers only a modest improvement in delay per unit length over a spool of optical fiber, as its performance rapidly degrades if the resonators or their spacing are not exactly identical. Here we show that the same degree of functionality can be achieved in a more compact and disorder-immune structure, formed by nesting one resonator inside another, and thereby folding the light path back onto itself.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7194, Laser Resonators and Beam Control XI, 71940S (19 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.812289
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Shayan Mookherjea, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Jung S. Park, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7194:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control XI
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko; Lutz Aschke, Editor(s)

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