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Coupled-resonator optical waveguide: a proposal and analysis

Yariv, Amnon and Xu, Yong and Lee, Reginald K. and Scherer, Axel (1999) Coupled-resonator optical waveguide: a proposal and analysis. Optics Letters, 24 (11). pp. 711-713. ISSN 0146-9592.

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We propose a new type of optical waveguide that consists of a sequence of coupled high- Q resonators. Unlike other types of optical waveguide, waveguiding in the coupled-resonator optical waveguide (CROW) is achieved through weak coupling between otherwise localized high- Q optical cavities. Employing a formalism similar to the tight-binding method in solid-state physics, we obtain the relations for the dispersion and the group velocity of the photonic band of the CROW's and find that they are solely characterized by coupling factor k 1 . We also demonstrate the possibility of highly efficient nonlinear optical frequency conversion and perfect transmission through bends in CROW's.

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Additional Information:© 1999 Optical Society of America. Received February 22, 1999. This research was sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Office and the U.S. Office of Naval Research. R.K. Lee also acknowledges support from the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
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