Friday, 25 November 2016

Double Fano resonance with externally driven subradiant mode

Y.U. Lee ; J.W. Wu


In this study, we observe that a dark mode is not necessarily prerequisite for an asymmetric Fano resonance to take place in plasmonic structures. The characteristic asymmetry feature of Fano resonance is retained in a plasmonic structure when both superradiant and subradiant oscillators are externally driven. Double Fano resonances are experimentally and theoretically observed where a common subradiant driven oscillator is coupled with two superradiant oscillators. As a classical analogue of a four-level tripod atomic system, the extinction spectrum of the composite metamaterial exhibits a coherent effect based on double Fano resonances. Transfer of the absorbed power between two orthogonal superradiant oscillators is shown to be mediated by the common subradiant oscillator.

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