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Laser frequency stabilization with toroidal optical microresonators
Author(s): M. McGovern; T. G. McRae; G. Turner; A. J. Kay; R. J. Blaikie; W. P. Bowen
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Paper Abstract

Progress towards semiconductor laser frequency stabilization using optical feedback from microtoroidal resonators is presented. A simple model of the feedback mechanism is provided, and equations of motion describing the system fields are given. Reactive ion etcher based fabrication of microtoroidal resonators with intrinsic quality factors as high as 1.6 x 105 is demonstrated. This fabrication technique enables improved silicon surface quality and greater control of the physical structure of the microresonators.

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Date Published: 8 January 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6801, Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging III, 68010Y (8 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.769329
Show Author Affiliations
M. McGovern, Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)
T. G. McRae, Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)
G. Turner, Univ. of Canterbury (New Zealand)
A. J. Kay, Industrial Research Ltd. (New Zealand)
R. J. Blaikie, Univ. of Canterbury (New Zealand)
W. P. Bowen, Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6801:
Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging III
Wieslaw Z. Krolikowski; Costas M. Soukoulis; Ping Koy Lam; Timothy J. Davis; Shanhui Fan; Yuri S. Kivshar, Editor(s)

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