Spectral symmetry of Fano resonances in a waveguide coupled to a microcavity

Andreas Dyhl Østerkryger, Jakob Rosenkrantz de Lasson, Mikkel Heuck, Yi Yu, Jesper Mørk, Niels Gregersen

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We investigate the symmetry of transmission spectra in a photonic crystal (PhC) waveguide with a side-coupled cavity and a partially transmitting element (PTE). We demonstrate, through numerical calculations, that by varying the cavityPTE
distance the spectra vary from being asymmetric with the minimum blueshifted relative to the maximum, to being symmetric (Lorentzian), to being asymmetric with the minimum redshifted relative to the maximum. For cavity-PTE distances larger than five PhC lattice constants, we show that the transmission spectrum is accurately described as the transmission spectrum of a Fabry–Perot etalon with a single propagating Bloch mode and that the symmetry of the transmission spectrum correlates with the Fabry–Perot round-trip phase.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)2065-2068
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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