We show that a generalized asymmetric resonant line shape derived elsewhere from rigorous electromagnetic calculations and from the two-oscillators model can also be obtained using a very general assumption that the spectral dependence of the scattering amplitudes is given by the transfer function of a linear system. We reformulate the line shape equation and show that in the case of a first-order transfer function all possible line shapes can be presented by a weighted sum of the original Fano and Lorentzian line shapes. We propose a new two-parameter classification scheme for asymmetric resonances with one parameter δ being the asymmetry factor of the Fano component and the other parameter η quantifying the relative weight of the Fano and Lorentzian components of the line shape. The proposed formula is used to fit experimental spectra of a silicon photonic crystal cavity nanobeam interrogated using a fiber taper probe.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 13 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials