Bound states in the continuum in dielectric resonators embedded into metallic waveguide

Bulgakov, E., Pilipchuk, A., Sadreev, A.// All-Dielectric Nanophotonics//

We consider dielectric cavities whose radiation space is restricted by two parallel metallic planes. The TE solutions of the Maxwell's equations of the system are equivalent to the solutions of periodical arrays of dielectric cavities. The system readily allows to achieve bound states in the continuum (BICs) of any type, including topological BICs that depends on the position and orientation of the cavities relative to the planes. This facilitates experimental studies immensely compared to infinite arrays of the cavities. We show the effect of merging topologically protected BICs, which pushes the square asymptotic of the Q-factor to the power degree of 4 or even 6.