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Whispering-gallery-mode resonators for miniature optical clocks
Author(s): Nan Yu; Lukas M. Baumgartel; Yanne Chembo; Ivan S. Grudinin; Dmitry V. Strekalov; Robert J. Thompson
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Paper Abstract

Crystalline whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonators are small and structurally monolithic, yet capable of ultra-high quality factors and dramatically enhanced optical nonlinearities. These properties can be exploited in developing miniature optical clocks. Several studies have explored using WGM resonators as frequency reference cavities, and there also exists great research interest in using WGMs for frequency comb generation. In this paper, we will describe our efforts in pursuing laser stabilization using WGM reference cavities with both passive and active temperature stabilization schemes. We will also present our latest analysis and experimental results in frequency comb generation in WGM resonators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8236, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIV, 82360P (6 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909005
Show Author Affiliations
Nan Yu, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Lukas M. Baumgartel, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Yanne Chembo, FEMTO-ST Institute, CNRS (France)
Ivan S. Grudinin, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Dmitry V. Strekalov, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Robert J. Thompson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8236:
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIV
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Editor(s)

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