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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 3490–3494

Ultrahigh sensing based on feedback double ring configuration beyond the limitation of quality factor on sensitivity

Ying Wang, Yundong Zhang, Yulong Gai, Xuenan Zhang, and Ping Yuan  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 15, pp. 3490-3494 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.003490


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Abstract

In this article, we present a simple method to realize a sensor of ultrahigh sensitivity and compact size by employing a feedback double ring resonator. We demonstrate that this method has not only a higher sensitivity than an optimal add–drop resonator (ADR), but also a relatively high performance when the Q factor drops. Furthermore, we show that this sensing system can overcome the limitation of Q factor on system sensitivity by 2 orders of magnitude in comparison to the corresponding ADR. Thus, the proposal in this paper provides a promising and feasible scheme to realize a highly effective sensor that is weakly dependent on the Q factor of the system.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: January 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2013
Published: May 14, 2013

Citation
Ying Wang, Yundong Zhang, Yulong Gai, Xuenan Zhang, and Ping Yuan, "Ultrahigh sensing based on feedback double ring configuration beyond the limitation of quality factor on sensitivity," Appl. Opt. 52, 3490-3494 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-15-3490


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