25 June 2003 Chaos-assisted tunneling in whispering-gallery resonators
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Proceedings Volume 4969, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.478984
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2003, San Jose, CA, United States
Dielectric spheres and cylinders can support high-Q modes due to internal reflection of the light. However, small deviations of the shape of these resonators away from symmetry lead to the onset of chaotic ray dynamics and the resulting suppression of the mode lifetimes. We demonstrate, that in such conditions even the regular modes are strongly affected by small deformations, due to the phenomenon of chaos-assisted tunneling, and develop a quantitative theory of this effect.
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Viktor A. Podolskiy, Viktor A. Podolskiy, Evgenii E. Narimanov, Evgenii E. Narimanov, "Chaos-assisted tunneling in whispering-gallery resonators", Proc. SPIE 4969, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI, (25 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478984; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.478984

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