Nanojets and directional emission from symmetric photonic molecules
Citation:M. Gerlach, Y.P. Rakovich and J.F. Donegan, Nanojets and directional emission from symmetric photonic molecules, Optics Express, 15, 2007, 17343-17350
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Symmetric directional emission of light from multisphere photonic molecules is experimentally shown in this work. The photonic molecules are illuminated in the vertical direction with a defocused laser beam. The emission is attributed to photonic nanojets generated in the structure. Furthermore, spectral analysis exhibit whispering gallery mode resonances of coupled and uncoupled modes . A benzene molecule-like structure consisting of a 7-microspheres cyclic photonic molecule shows a field emission pattern similar to the spatial distribution of the orbitals of the benzene molecule.
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Optics Express
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Keywords:multisphere photonic molecules