Fano resonances in saturable waveguide arrays

U. Naether, D. E. Rivas, M. A. Larenas and M. I. Molina
OPTICS LETTERS 34 (2009)

ABSTRACT

We study a waveguide array with an embedded nonlinear saturable impurity. We solve the impurity problem in closed form and find the nonlinear localized modes. Next, we consider the scattering of a small-amplitude plane wave by a nonlinear impurity mode, and discover regions in parameter space where transmission is fully suppressed. We relate these findings with Fano resonances and propose this setup as a means to control the transport of light across the array.

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