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Disorder-Immune Coupled Resonator Optical Waveguide
Optics letters
  • Alexey Yamilov, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Massimo F. Bertino, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract
We demonstrate that a photonic lattice with short- and long-range harmonic modulations of the refractive index facilitates formation of flat photonic bands and leads to slow propagation of light. The system can be considered a coupled-resonator optical waveguide (CROW): photonic bands with abnormally small dispersion are created due to the interaction of long-lived states in the cavity regions via weak coupling across tunneling barriers. Unlike previous CROW implementations, the proposed structures can be fabricated with interference photolithography (holography), sidestepping the issue of resonator-to-resonator fluctuation of the system parameters. The proposed holography-based approach enables fabrication of arrays with a large number of coupled optical resonators, which is necessary for practical applications.
Department(s)
Physics
Sponsor(s)
University of Missouri--Rolla
Keywords and Phrases
  • Coupled-Resonator Optical Waveguide,
  • Flat Photonic Bands,
  • Photonic Lattice
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2007 Optical Society of America, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Disciplines
Citation Information
Alexey Yamilov and Massimo F. Bertino. "Disorder-Immune Coupled Resonator Optical Waveguide" Optics letters (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alexey-yamilov/4/