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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6224–6229

Demonstration of a reef knot microfiber resonator

Guillaume Vienne, Aurélien Coillet, Philippe Grelu, Mohammed El Amraoui, Jean-Charles Jules, Frédéric Smektala, and Limin Tong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6224-6229 (2009)

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We propose a new way to realize a microfiber optical resonator by implementing the topology of a reef knot using two microfibers. We describe how this structure, which includes 4 ports and can serve as an add-drop filter, can be fabricated. Resonances in an all-silica reef knot are measured and good fits are obtained from a simple resonator model. We also show the feasibility of assembling a hybrid silica-chalcogenide reef knot structure.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(250.4390) Optoelectronics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: February 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 22, 2009
Published: April 1, 2009

Guillaume Vienne, Aurélien Coillet, Philippe Grelu, Mohammed El Amraoui, Jean-Charles Jules, Frédéric Smektala, and Limin Tong, "Demonstration of a reef knot microfiber resonator," Opt. Express 17, 6224-6229 (2009)

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