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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Apr. 11, 2011
  • pp: 7365–7372

Compensation of thermal nonlinearity effect in optical resonators

Ivan Grudinin, Hansuek Lee, Tong Chen, and Kerry Vahala  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 7365-7372 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.007365


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Abstract

Thermal nonlinearity is known to cause bistability in Whispering Gallery Mode (WGM) resonators and to destabilize the red slope of the Lorentzian resonant curve. We demonstrate an optical technique that allows compensation of the thermal effect and forces the resonances to appear linear with both red and blue slopes stable.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.4870) Nonlinear optics : Photothermal effects
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2011
Published: April 1, 2011

Citation
Ivan Grudinin, Hansuek Lee, Tong Chen, and Kerry Vahala, "Compensation of thermal nonlinearity effect in optical resonators," Opt. Express 19, 7365-7372 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-8-7365


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