Location and width of morphology-dependent resonances in microspheres

D. Braunstein, Alexander M. Khazanov, Gennady A. Koganov, Reuben Shuker, Evgenii P. Gordov

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A dielectric microsphere possesses natural modes of oscillation at characteristic frequencies, corresponding to specific size to wavelength ratios. These structure resonances are known to cause extremely large field intensities and have extremely high quality. We investigate here systematically the characteristic equation, defining the natural frequencies, as a function of the change in the asymptotic behavior of spherical Bessel functions which reveals the fact that there exists resonances with very narrow linewidth. This characteristic has very important implications to nonlinear optics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
EventFundamentals of Laser-Matter Interaction - St. Petersburg, Russia
Duration: 27 Jun 19951 Jul 1995


ConferenceFundamentals of Laser-Matter Interaction
CitySt. Petersburg, Russia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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