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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1988
  • pp: 1347–1355

Direct-coupling single-mode fiber ring resonator

Feng Zhang and John W. Y. Lit  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 5, Issue 8, pp. 1347-1355 (1988)

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A single-mode resonator is constructed by joining together the ends of the coupled fiber of a 2 × 2 directional single-mode optical fiber coupler. Analytical expressions are obtained for the resonance conditions. The effects of different kinds of losses are investigated. The variation of the phase at resonance and the problem of mismatch are discussed. A formula for the finesse of the resonator is also given. Unlike reentry fiber resonators, this kind of resonator needs a directional coupler with only a small coupling coefficient. It is possible to achieve a high finesse and symmetrical outputs. Applications of such a resonator are discussed.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 28, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: April 12, 1988
Published: August 1, 1988

Feng Zhang and John W. Y. Lit, "Direct-coupling single-mode fiber ring resonator," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5, 1347-1355 (1988)

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