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Resonant grating waveguide structures

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3 Author(s)
D. Rosenblatt ; Dept. of Phys. of Complex Syst., Weizmann Inst. of Sci., Rehovot, Israel ; A. Sharon ; A. A. Friesem

Under certain conditions, a resonance phenomenon can occur in waveguide grating structures. Such structures have multilayer configuration, the most basic of which is comprised of a substrate, a thin dielectric layer or semiconductor waveguide layer, and an additional transparent layer in which a grating is etched. When such a structure is illuminated with an incident light beam, part of the beam is directly transmitted and part is diffracted and subsequently trapped in the waveguide layer. Some of the trapped light is then rediffracted outwards, so that it interferes destructively with the transmitted part of the light beam. At a specific wavelength and angular orientation of the incident beam, the structure “resonates”; namely, complete interference occurs and no light is transmitted. This paper reviews previous investigations on the resonance phenomena and presents analytic and numerical models for evaluating the resonance as a function of the geometric and optical parameters of the structures and incident radiation

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IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 11 )