Design and applications of optical microsphere resonators

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Laine, Juha-Pekka
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-10T08:44:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-10T08:44:55Z
dc.date.issued 2003-04-22
dc.identifier.isbn 951-22-6448-X
dc.identifier.issn 1456-3320
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/2077
dc.description.abstract Microscopic spherical silica particles, as small as 0.1 mm in diameter, can function as optical whispering-gallery-mode resonators supporting Q-values of 108 and beyond. Such enormously high quality factors represent unique performance characteristics: an extremely narrow resonant linewidth, long decay time and a high energy density. Envisioned uses for these miniature high-Q resonators include, for example, cavity-QED experimentation, detection and sensing, frequency stabilization, and optical filtering functions. Until recently, the primary obstacle discouraging applications-oriented development of microsphere resonators has been the fundamental novelty of the various fabrication and handling processes involved – especially in the construction of the advanced optical couplers necessary for efficient sphere mode excitation. In this thesis, novel coupler designs and fabrication methods are presented. New microsphere resonator applications are demonstrated as well, including a narrow-band wavelength-drop device and an acceleration sensor. The most important invention is the antiresonant waveguide coupler, SPARROW, which allows inexpensive and consistent wafer-based fabrication of very efficient microsphere coupling tools. en
dc.format.extent 46, [40]
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Helsinki University of Technology en
dc.publisher Teknillinen korkeakoulu fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Helsinki University of Technology publications in engineering physics. A en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 821 en
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dc.relation.haspart Little B. E., Laine J. P. and Haus H. A., 1999. Analytic Theory of Coupling from Tapered Fibers and Half-Blocks into Microsphere Resonators. Journal of Lightwave Technology 17, pages 704-715.
dc.relation.haspart Laine J. P., Little B. E. and Haus H. A., 1999. Etch-Eroded Fiber Coupler for Whispering-Gallery-Mode Excitation in High-Q Silica Microspheres. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 11, pages 1429-1430.
dc.relation.haspart Little B. E., Laine J. P., Lim D. R., Haus H. A., Kimerling L. C. and Chu S. T., 2000. Pedestal Antiresonant Reflecting Waveguides for Robust Coupling to Microsphere Resonators and for Microphotonic Circuits. Optics Letters 25, pages 73-75.
dc.relation.haspart Laine J. P., Little B. E., Lim D. R., Tapalian H. C., Kimerling L. C. and Haus H. A., 2000. Microsphere Resonator Mode Characterization by Pedestal Anti-Resonant Reflecting Waveguide Coupler. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 12, pages 1004-1006.
dc.relation.haspart Laine J. P., Little B. E., Lim D. R., Tapalian H. C., Kimerling L. C. and Haus H. A., 2000. Planar Integrated Wavelength-Drop Device Based on Pedestal Antiresonant Reflecting Waveguides and High-Q Silica Microspheres. Optics Letters 25, pages 1636-1638.
dc.relation.haspart Laine J. P., Tapalian H. C., Little B. E. and Haus H. A., 2001. Acceleration Sensor Based on High-Q Optical Microsphere Resonator and Pedestal Antiresonant Reflecting Waveguide Coupler. Sensors and Actuators A 93, pages 1-7.
dc.subject.other Physics en
dc.title Design and applications of optical microsphere resonators en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi
dc.description.version reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Engineering Physics and Mathematics en
dc.contributor.department Teknillisen fysiikan ja matematiikan osasto fi
dc.subject.keyword microsphere en
dc.subject.keyword optical resonator en
dc.subject.keyword whispering-gallery mode en
dc.identifier.urn urn:nbn:fi:tkk-000455
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.contributor.lab Materials Physics Laboratory en
dc.contributor.lab Materiaalifysiikan laboratorio fi


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