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Nonorthogonal pairs of copropagating optical modes in deformed microdisk cavities

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Wiersig,  J.
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Max Planck Society;

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Shim,  J. B.
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Max Planck Society;

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Ryu,  J. W.
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Max Planck Society;

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Shinohara,  S.
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Max Planck Society;

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Hentschel,  M.
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Max Planck Society;

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Schomerus,  H.
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Max Planck Society;

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Wiersig, J., Eberspacher, A., Shim, J. B., Ryu, J. W., Shinohara, S., Hentschel, M., et al. (2011). Nonorthogonal pairs of copropagating optical modes in deformed microdisk cavities. Physical Review A, 84(2): 023845.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0029-8C3D-F
Abstract
Recently, it has been shown that spiral-shaped microdisk cavities support highly nonorthogonal pairs of copropagating modes with a preferred sense of rotation (spatial chirality) [J. Wiersig et al., Phys. Rev. A 78, 053809 (2008)]. Here, we provide numerical evidence which indicates that such pairs are a common feature of deformed microdisk cavities which lack mirror symmetries. In particular, we demonstrate that discontinuities of the cavity boundary such as the notch in the spiral cavity are not needed. We find a quantitative relation between the nonorthogonality and the chirality of the modes which agrees well with the predictions from an effective non-Hermitian Hamiltonian. A comparison to ray-tracing simulations is given.