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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 3066–3075

Whispering gallery mode sensing with a dual frequency comb probe

Vincent Michaud-Belleau, Julien Roy, Simon Potvin, Jean-Raphaël Carrier, Louis-Simon Verret, Maxime Charlebois, Jérôme Genest, and Claudine Nì. Allen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 3066-3075 (2012)

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Silica microspheres are probed with a dual comb interferometry setup. The impulse responses of these microresonators are measured with a temporal resolution smaller than 400 fs over more than 200 ps. The amplitudes and phases of the impulse responses are interpreted as providing sensing information. The more familiar transmission spectra corresponding to the measured impulse responses are also calculated and shown. Sensing is demonstrated by varying the concentration of isopropanol in de-ionized water surrounding the microsphere and by binding bovine serum albumin on the silanized microsphere surface.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(170.1420) Medical optics and biotechnology : Biology
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2012
Published: January 25, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Vincent Michaud-Belleau, Julien Roy, Simon Potvin, Jean-Raphaël Carrier, Louis-Simon Verret, Maxime Charlebois, Jérôme Genest, and Claudine Nì. Allen, "Whispering gallery mode sensing with a dual frequency comb probe," Opt. Express 20, 3066-3075 (2012)

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