Whispering gallery modes in hexagonal microcavities

Hiroshi Kudo, Ryo Suzuki, Takasumi Tanabe

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    We investigated the whispering gallery modes (WGMs) of cavities with a hexagonal cross section. We found two different modes, namely, perturbed and quasi-WGMs, of which the former exhibits a Q of greater than 107 when the corner radii are large and 1.8×104 when the corners are sharp. We studied the dependence of Q on the curvature radius of the polygonal cavities and found that the coupling between the two modes determines the Q of the cavity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number023807
    JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 6

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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