Optical bound state in the continuum in the one-dimensional photonic structures: Transition into a resonant state

Z. F. Sadrieva, I. S. Sinev, A. K. Samusev, I. V. Iorsh, A. A. Bogdanov, K. L. Koshelev, Osamu Takayama, Radu Malureanu, A. V. Lavrinenko

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Optical bound states in the continuum (BIC) are localized states with energy lying above the light line and having infinite lifetime. Any losses taking place in real systems result in transformation of the bound states into resonant states with finite lifetime. In this work, we analyze properties of BIC in CMOS-compatible one-dimensional photonic structure based on silicon-on-insulator wafer at telecommunication wavelengths, where the absorption of silicon is negligible. We reveal that a high-index substrate could destroy both off-Γ BIC and in-plane symmetry protected at-Γ BIC turning them into resonant states due to leakage into the diffraction channels opening in the substrate. We show how two concurrent loss mechanisms — scattering due to surface roughness and leakage into substrate — contribute to the suppression of the resonance lifetime and specify the condition when one of the mechanisms becomes dominant. The obtained results provide useful guidelines for practical implementations of structures supporting optical bound states in the continuum.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium - Spring
VolumePart F134321
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)9781509062690
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event38th Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium 2017 - Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya hotel, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 22 May 201725 May 2017
Conference number: 38


Conference38th Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium 2017
LocationPark Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya hotel
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Internet address
SeriesProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium


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