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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 15 — Jul. 18, 2011
  • pp: 14040–14050

Cavity formation on an optical nanofiber using focused ion beam milling technique

K. P. Nayak, Fam Le Kien, Y. Kawai, K. Hakuta, K. Nakajima, H. T. Miyazaki, and Y. Sugimoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 15, pp. 14040-14050 (2011)

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We present the experimental realization of nanofiber Bragg grating (NFBG) by drilling periodic nano-grooves on a subwavelength-diameter silica fiber using focused ion beam milling technique. Using such NFBG structures we have realized nanofiber cavity systems. The typical finesse of such nanofiber cavity is F ∼ 20 – 120 and the on-resonance transmission is ∼ 30 – 80%. Moreover the structural symmetry of such NFBGs results in polarization-selective modes in the nanofiber cavity. Due to the strong confinement of the field in the guided mode, such a nanofiber cavity can become a promising workbench for cavity QED.

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OCIS Codes
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.5565) Fiber optics and optical communications : Quantum communications
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2011
Published: July 7, 2011

K. P. Nayak, Fam Le Kien, Y. Kawai, K. Hakuta, K. Nakajima, H. T. Miyazaki, and Y. Sugimoto, "Cavity formation on an optical nanofiber using focused ion beam milling technique," Opt. Express 19, 14040-14050 (2011)

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