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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 10 — May. 17, 2004
  • pp: 2303–2316

Optical fiber microcoil resonator

M. Sumetsky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 10, pp. 2303-2316 (2004)

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The optical microfiber coil resonator with self-coupling turns is suggested and investigated theoretically. This type of a microresonator has a three-dimensional geometry and complements the well-known Fabry-Perot (one-dimensional geometry, standing wave) and ring (two-dimensional geometry, traveling wave) types of microresonators. The coupled wave equations for the light propagation along the adiabatically bent coiled microfiber are derived. The particular cases of a microcoil having two and three turns are considered. The effect of microfiber radius variation on the value of Q-factor of resonances is studied.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2004
Published: May 17, 2004

M. Sumetsky, "Optical fiber microcoil resonators," Opt. Express 12, 2303-2316 (2004)

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