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Measurement of small stress fluctuations in fused silica fibers using an optical microcavity sensor
Author(s): I. A. Bilenko; A. Samoilenko; Vladimir S. Ilchenko
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Paper Abstract

We report on the measurement of small stress fluctuations in loaded fused silica fibers using high-Q optical microcavity sensor with whispering-gallery modes. Axial force applied to the spherical whispering-gallery mode microcavity by the fiber attached in the polar area displaced the frequencies of whispering-gallery mode resonances, and enabled high-sensitivity measurement of the stress force variations. With quality factor of integrated microcavity sensor of (2-7)x107, the achieved spectral sensitivity of force measurement was <1x10-8 N/(root)Hz in the 102-103 Hz frequency range and about 2x10-10N/(root)Hz above 104 Hz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4629, Laser Resonators and Beam Control V, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469491
Show Author Affiliations
I. A. Bilenko, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
A. Samoilenko, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4629:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control V
Alexis V. Kudryashov, Editor(s)

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