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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 12 — Jun. 11, 2007
  • pp: 7677–7681

Wavelength-independent coupler from fiber to an on-chip cavity, demonstrated over an 850nm span

Tal Carmon, Steven Y. T. Wang, Eric P. Ostby, and Kerry J. Vahala  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. 7677-7681 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.007677


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Abstract

A robust wide band (850 nm) fiber coupler to a whispering-gallery cavity with ultra-high quality factor is experimentally demonstrated. The device trades off ideality for broad-band, efficient input coupling. Output coupling efficiency can remain high enough for practical applications wherein pumping and power extraction must occur over very broad wavelength spans.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2007
Published: June 7, 2007

Citation
Tal Carmon, Steven Y. T. Wang, Eric P. Ostby, and Kerry J. Vahala, "Wavelength-independent coupler from fiber to an on-chip cavity, demonstrated over an 850nm span," Opt. Express 15, 7677-7681 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-12-7677


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