Nonorthogonal pairs of copropagating optical modes in deformed microdisk cavities

  title={Nonorthogonal pairs of copropagating optical modes in deformed microdisk cavities},
  author={Jan Wiersig and Alexander Eberspacher and Jeong-Bo Shim and Jung-Wan Ryu and Susumu Shinohara and Martina Hentschel and Henning Schomerus},
  journal={Physical Review A},
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… 

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