Multiple-beam-interference numerical calculation of cavity mode spectra: Application to oxide-aperture semiconductor microcavities

Eun Seong Lee, Sukmock Lee, Hyatt Gibbs, Galina Khitrova

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The transmission spectra of a cavity can be calculated using multiple-beam interference of all the fields generated at every step of iterative diffraction calculations. The field distributions of the transverse modes can be obtained at each mode's resonance wavelength. This method is applied to oxide-aperture microcavities, and the results agreed with experimental data; a good agreement is found for the resonance wavelength of each transverse mode as a function of aperture diameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3396-3399
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number6 A
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003



  • Diffraction
  • Microcavity
  • Multiple-beam interference
  • Phase mask
  • Transverse mode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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