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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 225–227

Effect of acceleration on the morphology-dependent optical resonances of spherical resonators

T. Ioppolo, V. Ötügen, D. Fourguette, and L. Larocque  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 2, pp. 225-227 (2011)

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An analysis is presented to estimate the perturbation of morphology-dependent optical resonances (MDRs) of spherical dielectric cavities due to acceleration. In the model, the optical cavity is attached to a rigid base that is accelerating. Hertz contact theory is used to describe the contact surface between the base and the sphere, and the Navier equation is solved to obtain an expression for MDR shift dependence on the base acceleration. An experiment is also carried out using a polydimethylsiloxane sphere as the optical cavity. The predictions using the analysis agree well with the experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2010
Published: January 7, 2011

T. Ioppolo, V. Ötügen, D. Fourguette, and L. Larocque, "Effect of acceleration on the morphology-dependent optical resonances of spherical resonators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 225-227 (2011)

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