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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 23942–23949

Experimental characterization of an uniaxial angle cut whispering gallery mode resonator

Florian Sedlmeir, Martin Hauer, Josef U. Fürst, Gerd Leuchs, and Harald G. L. Schwefel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 23942-23949 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.023942


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Abstract

The usual configuration of uniaxial whispering gallery mode resonators is a disk shaped geometry where the optic axis points along the symmetry axis, a so called z-cut resonator. Recently x-cut resonators, where the optic axis lies in the equatorial plane, became of interest as they enable extremely broadband second harmonic generation. In this paper we report on the properties of a more generalized system, the so called angle-cut resonator, where the optic axis exhibits an arbitrary angle against the symmetry axis. We show experimentally that the modal structure and quality factors are similar to common resonators but that the polarization properties differ quite significantly: due to the asymmetry the polarization depends on the equatorial position and is, in general, elliptical.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: August 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2013
Published: September 30, 2013

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Microwave Photonics (2013) Optics Express

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Florian Sedlmeir, Martin Hauer, Josef U. Fürst, Gerd Leuchs, and Harald G. L. Schwefel, "Experimental characterization of an uniaxial angle cut whispering gallery mode resonator," Opt. Express 21, 23942-23949 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-20-23942


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