We present a detailed understanding of mechanical dissipation in toroidal microresonators enabling the design of novel structures that combine ultra-high optical Q(>10<sup>8</sup>) and mechanical Q exceeding 50’000 at frequencies above 20 MHz at room temperature.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4880) Optical design and fabrication : Optomechanics
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices
G. Anetsberger, A. Schliesser, R. Rivière, O. Arcizet, and T. J. Kippenberg, "Mechanical Dissipation in Optical Microresonators," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThA100.
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