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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — May. 28, 2007
  • pp: 6768–6773

Optical resonators with ten million finesse

Anatoliy A. Savchenkov, Andrey B. Matsko, Vladimir S. Ilchenko, and Lute Maleki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 6768-6773 (2007)

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We report a significant improvement of the finesse and quality factor of a calcium fluoride whispering gallery mode optical resonator achieved with iterative thermal annealing. The initial and final values of the resonator finesse are i ≈ 5 × 105 and f ≥ 107 respectively. The measurements are conducted at room temperature in the laboratory atmosphere.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: April 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2007
Published: May 17, 2007

Anatoliy A. Savchenkov, Andrey B. Matsko, Vladimir S. Ilchenko, and Lute Maleki, "Optical resonators with ten million finesse," Opt. Express 15, 6768-6773 (2007)

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