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Mie scattering analysis of spherical Bragg “onion” resonators

Liang, Wei and Xu, Yong and Huang, Yanyi and Yariv, Amnon and Fleming, J. G. and Lin, Shawn-Yu (2004) Mie scattering analysis of spherical Bragg “onion” resonators. Optics Express, 12 (4). pp. 657-669. ISSN 1094-4087. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LIAoe04

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Abstract

Combining the Mie scattering theory and a transfer matrix method, we investigate in detail the scattering of light by spherical Bragg “onion” resonators. We classify the resonator modes into two classes, the core modes that are confined by Bragg reflection, and the cladding modes that are confined by total internal reflection. We demonstrate that these two types of modes lead to significantly different scattering behaviors.


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:© 2004 Optical Society of America. Received 6 January 2004; revised 12 February 2004; accepted 15 February 2004. This work was funded by the Office of Naval Research (Y. S. Park), whose support is gratefully acknowledged.
Subject Keywords:OCIS codes: (290.0290) Scattering; (290.4020) Mie theory; (230.5750) Resonators; (230.1480) Bragg reflectors
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Alternative URL:http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-12-4-657
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Deposited On:18 May 2005
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