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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 15 — Jul. 18, 2011
  • pp: 14495–14501

Temperature measurement and stabilization in a birefringent whispering gallery mode resonator

D. V. Strekalov, R. J. Thompson, L. M. Baumgartel, I. S. Grudinin, and N. Yu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 15, pp. 14495-14501 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.014495


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Abstract

Temperature measurement with nano-Kelvin resolution is demonstrated at room temperature, based on the thermal dependence of an optical crystal anisotropy in a high quality whispering gallery mode resonator. As the resonator’s TE and TM modes frequencies have different temperature coefficients, their differential shift provides a sensitive measurement of the temperature variation, which is used for active stabilization of the temperature.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature
(190.4870) Nonlinear optics : Photothermal effects

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: May 31, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2011
Published: July 13, 2011

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August 26, 2011 Spotlight on Optics

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D. V. Strekalov, R. J. Thompson, L. M. Baumgartel, I. S. Grudinin, and N. Yu, "Temperature measurement and stabilization in a birefringent whispering gallery mode resonator," Opt. Express 19, 14495-14501 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-15-14495


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