Analytical solution of whispering-gallery modes

Haiyong Quan, Zhixiong Guo

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Advances in MEMS/NEMS techniques have enabled high-Q whispering-gallery modes in integrated microcavities. Potential applications of optical microcavities include quantum informatics, novel micro/nano sources, dynamic filters, and micro/nanosensors. It is important to understand the intrinsic resonant modes of a cavity. In this report, we will analyze whispering-gallery modes in resonators of planar structure which is common in MEMS devices. The wave equation is solved by using the method of separation of variables with appropriate boundary conditions. Analytical formulations are established. The resonance frequencies as well as the electric field distributions in exemplary resonators are presented for a variety of whispering-gallery modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 Proceedings of the ASME InterPack Conference, IPACK 2007
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2007
EventASME Electronic and Photonics Packaging Division - Vancouver, BC, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2007Jul 12 2007

Publication series

Name2007 Proceedings of the ASME InterPack Conference, IPACK 2007


OtherASME Electronic and Photonics Packaging Division
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVancouver, BC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems


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