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Strong localization of whispering gallery modes in an optical fiber via asymmetric perturbation of the translation symmetry
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Paper Abstract

Recently introduced Surface Nanoscale Axial Photonics (SNAP) is based on whispering gallery modes circulating around the optical fiber surface and undergoing slow axial propagation. In this paper we develop the theory of propagation of whispering gallery modes in a SNAP microresonator, which is formed by nanoscale asymmetric perturbation of the fiber translation symmetry and called here a nanobump microresonator. The considered modes are localized near a closed stable geodesic situated at the fiber surface. A simple condition for the stability of this geodesic corresponding to the appearance of a high Q-factor nanobump microresonator is found. The results obtained are important for engineering of SNAP devices and structures.

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Date Published: 3 March 2015
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9343, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVII, 934316 (3 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2084374
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L. A Kochkurov, Yuri Gagarin State Technical Univ. of Saratov (Russian Federation)
Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. Sumetsky, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9343:
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVII
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko; Lutz Aschke; Kunihiko Washio, Editor(s)

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