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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11916–11925

Selective excitation of whispering gallery modes in a novel bottle microresonator

Ganapathy Senthil Murugan, James S. Wilkinson, and Michalis N. Zervas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11916-11925 (2009)

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Selective excitation of spheroidal whispering gallery modes and bottle modes in a robust bottle microresonator fabricated straightforwardly from a short section of optical fiber is demonstrated. Characteristic resonance spectra of long-cavity bottle modes were obtained by using a tapered fiber to excite evanescently bottle microresonator at different points along its axis. Compared to bare-fiber cylindrical resonators, the bottle microresonator results in a 35x increase of the observed Q factor.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2009
Published: June 30, 2009

Ganapathy Senthil Murugan, James S. Wilkinson, and Michalis N. Zervas, "Selective excitation of whispering gallery modes in a novel bottle microresonator," Opt. Express 17, 11916-11925 (2009)

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