We report on a theoretical and experimental study of the optical coupling between a whispering-gallery type resonator and a waveguide lying on different planes. In contrast to the usual in-plane geometry, the present vertical one is characterized by an oscillatory behavior of the effective coupling as a function of the vertical gap. This behavior manifests itself as oscillations in both the resonance peak waveguide transmission and the mode quality factor. An analytical description based on coupled-mode theory and a two-port beam-splitter model of the waveguide-resonator vertical coupling is developed for arbitrary phase-matching conditions and is successfully used to interpret the experimental observations.

Oscillatory Vertical Coupling between a Whispering-Gallery Resonator and a BusWaveguide

Ghulinyan, Mher;Pucker, Georg;
2013

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We report on a theoretical and experimental study of the optical coupling between a whispering-gallery type resonator and a waveguide lying on different planes. In contrast to the usual in-plane geometry, the present vertical one is characterized by an oscillatory behavior of the effective coupling as a function of the vertical gap. This behavior manifests itself as oscillations in both the resonance peak waveguide transmission and the mode quality factor. An analytical description based on coupled-mode theory and a two-port beam-splitter model of the waveguide-resonator vertical coupling is developed for arbitrary phase-matching conditions and is successfully used to interpret the experimental observations.
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