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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 675–680

Temperature independent tuning of whispering gallery modes in a cryogenic environment

Rico Henze, Jonathan M. Ward, and Oliver Benson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 675-680 (2013)

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A new tuning method for tuning whispering gallery modes (WGMs) in a cryogenic environment is presented. Within a home-made exchange gas cryostat the applicability of pressure tuning in microbubbles at liquid nitrogen (LN) temperature is shown. The general thermal shift and tuning behavior of borosilicate microbubbles is theoretically analyzed and compared to experimental data. We show that stress/strain tuning using compressed gas is widely unaffected by system temperature.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices
(280.5475) Remote sensing and sensors : Pressure measurement

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Original Manuscript: October 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2012
Published: January 7, 2013

Rico Henze, Jonathan M. Ward, and Oliver Benson, "Temperature independent tuning of whispering gallery modes in a cryogenic environment," Opt. Express 21, 675-680 (2013)

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