Resonance optimization of polychromatic light in disordered structures


Disorder offers rich possibilities for manipulating the phase and intensity of light and designing photonic devices for various applications including random lasers, light storage, and speckle-free imaging. Disorder-based optical systems can be implemented in one-dimensional structures based on random or pseudo-random alternating layers with different refractive indices. Such structures can be treated as sequences of scatterers, in which spatial light localization is characterized by random sets of spectral transmission resonances, each accompanied by a relatively high-intensity concentration. The control and manipulation of resonances is the key element in designing disorder-based photonic systems. In this work, we introduce a method of controlling disorder-induced resonances by using the established non-trivial interconnection between the symmetry of bi-directional light propagation properties and the features of the resonant transmissions. Considering a fiber with resonant Bragg gratings as an example, the mechanism of enhancing or suppressing the resonant transmission of polychromatic light and the effectiveness of the method have been demonstrated both theoretically and experimentally. The proposed algorithm of controlling disorder-induced resonances is general and applicable to classical waves and quantum particles, for disordered systems both with and without gain.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
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Publication ISSN: 2045-2322
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2024 09:14
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2017 13:55
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Published Date: 2017-08-14
Accepted Date: 2017-07-12
Authors: Yin, Hongwei
Gbadebo, Adenowo (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-2674-8669)
Turitsyna, Elena (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1756-362X)
Turitsyn, Sergei K. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-0101-3834)



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