We demonstrate a microloop resonator created from the subwavelength-diameter microfiber in free space. The resonator was tuned to exhibit Q-factor 15000 and to the critical coupling regime with the magnitude of transmission oscillations 34 dB.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
M. Sumetsky, Y. Dulashko, J. M. Fini, and A. Hale, "Optical Microfiber Loop Resonator," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CMY1.
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