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Propagation and second-harmonic generation of electromagnetic waves in a coupled-resonator optical waveguide

Xu, Yong and Lee, Reginald K. and Yariv, Amnon (2000) Propagation and second-harmonic generation of electromagnetic waves in a coupled-resonator optical waveguide. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 17 (3). pp. 387-400. ISSN 0740-3224.

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Using both the tight-binding approximation and the finite-difference time domain method, we analyze two types of coupled-resonator optical waveguide (CROW), a coupled-microdisks waveguide and a waveguide composed of coupled defect cavities in a two-dimensional photonic crystal. We find that the dispersion relation of the CROW band can be simply described by a small coupling parameter , and the spatial characteristics of the CROW modes remain the same as those of the single-resonator high Q modes. As applications of these unique properties, we demonstrate that CROWs can be utilized in constructing waveguides without cross talk and enhance the efficiency of second-harmonic generation.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Optical Society of America Received June 11 1999; revised manuscript received October 18 1999 This research was sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Office and the U.S. Office of Naval Research. R. K. Lee acknowledges support from the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
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Subject Keywords:Guided waves; Frequency conversion; Nonlinear optical devices; Waveguides
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