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Optical whispering-gallery microresonators
Author(s): Vladimir B. Braginsky; Mikhail L. Gorodetsky; Vladimir S. Ilchenko
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Paper Abstract

Quality factor 2.5 X 109 at the wavelength (lambda) equals 0.63 micrometers is reported in approximately 100 micrometers spherical resonators of fused silica with whispering-gallery modes (equivalent finesse F equals 2.5 X 106). Quality-factor 3 X 107 and effective thermal tunability of modes (up to 0.1%) is demonstrated in whispering-gallery microresonators of optical glass. Dispersive bistability and other nonlinear effects are observed at the level of input power about tens of microwatts. Nonlinear properties of optical whispering-gallery modes are investigated by mode cross-modulation technique. Prospects of applications in linear signal processing and quantum-nondemolition measurements are outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2097, Laser Applications, (10 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.183155
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir B. Braginsky, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Mikhail L. Gorodetsky, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2097:
Laser Applications
Artur A. Mak, Editor(s)

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