Abstract

We experimentally and theoretically studied the photon lifetime spectral distribution in two coherently coupled spherical microcavities of 316μm diameter forming a photonic molecule, which shows a multipeak narrowband modal structure resulting from lifting of the mode degeneracy with respect to the azimuthal quantum number. The results demonstrate the feasibility of photonic molecules as a basis for a multichannel, wavelength-tunable optical delay-line device, which can be used for delay times in the range 10psto1ns.

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J. E. Heebner and R. W. Boyd, J. Mod. Opt. 48, 2629 (2002).
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Boland, J. J.

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Connolly, T. M.

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Donegan, J. F.

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Gaponik, N.

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Gerlach, M.

Y. P. Rakovich, J. F. Donegan, M. Gerlach, A. L. Bradley, T. M. Connolly, J. J. Boland, N. Gaponik, and A. Rogach, Phys. Rev. A 70, 051801 (2004).
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Hara, Y.

Heebner, J. E.

J. E. Heebner and R. W. Boyd, J. Mod. Opt. 48, 2629 (2002).
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Ilchenko, V. S.

Jimba, Y.

H. Miyazaki and Y. Jimba, Phys. Rev. B 62, 7976 (2000).
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T. Mukaiyama, K. Takeda, H. Miyazaki, Y. Jimba, and M. Kuwata-Gonokami, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4623 (1999).
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[CrossRef]

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H. Miyazaki and Y. Jimba, Phys. Rev. B 62, 7976 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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Rakovich, Y. P.

Y. P. Rakovich, J. F. Donegan, M. Gerlach, A. L. Bradley, T. M. Connolly, J. J. Boland, N. Gaponik, and A. Rogach, Phys. Rev. A 70, 051801 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Y. P. Rakovich, J. F. Donegan, M. Gerlach, A. L. Bradley, T. M. Connolly, J. J. Boland, N. Gaponik, and A. Rogach, Phys. Rev. A 70, 051801 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Scheuer, J.

Slusher, R. E.

G. Lenz, B. J. Eggleton, C. K. Madsen, and R. E. Slusher, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 525 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Takeda, K.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

Xu, Y.

Yariv, A.

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

G. Lenz, B. J. Eggleton, C. K. Madsen, and R. E. Slusher, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 525 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

J. E. Heebner and R. W. Boyd, J. Mod. Opt. 48, 2629 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

Y. P. Rakovich, J. F. Donegan, M. Gerlach, A. L. Bradley, T. M. Connolly, J. J. Boland, N. Gaponik, and A. Rogach, Phys. Rev. A 70, 051801 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (1)

H. Miyazaki and Y. Jimba, Phys. Rev. B 62, 7976 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

T. Mukaiyama, K. Takeda, H. Miyazaki, Y. Jimba, and M. Kuwata-Gonokami, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4623 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Photon lifetime spectra of the PM (solid curve) formed by two MSs with off-axis excitation and detection. Dashed curves, photon lifetime spectra of noninteracting MSs. (b) Ratio between the photon lifetime of m modes of the PM and one of a single MS. (c) n dependence of slopes Δ R Δ m for BN and ABN modes.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spacing between m modes calculated in the spectral region of the C band for a PM formed by two identical MSs with sizes of (curve 3) 10 μ m , (curve 2) 12 μ m , and (curve 1) 16 μ m . (b) Calculated distribution of the delay time between m modes. The zero value on the wavelength axis corresponds to the position of TE 24 , TE 29 , and TE 40 WGMs of the single MS.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spacing between adjacent m modes calculated for a PM formed by two identical MSs with a size of 10 μ m separated by distance d.

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Δ x m = 2 Γ n A n , m ( x n ) ,

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