Optical Isolation using Compact Time-modulated Cavity Array

Authors

  • Adam Mock School of Engineering and Technology Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI, USA

Keywords:

cavity resonators, finite-difference time-domain method, isolators, time-varying circuits

Abstract

It is shown using coupled mode theory and verified using finite-difference time-domain simulations how a timemodulated three-cavity array can be designed to allow transmission from port 1 to port 2 but to prevent transmission from port 2 to port 1 thereby implementing optical isolation. The reciprocity of the system is broken by phase-shifting the modulation signal applied to each cavity by 120 degrees which gives the system a synthetic linear momentum.

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Published

2020-11-07

How to Cite

Adam Mock. (2020). Optical Isolation using Compact Time-modulated Cavity Array. The Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal (ACES), 35(11), 1276–1277. Retrieved from https://journals.riverpublishers.com/index.php/ACES/article/view/7469

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