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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3556–3558

Femtoliter tunable optical cavity arrays

Philip R. Dolan, Gareth M. Hughes, Fabio Grazioso, Brian R. Patton, and Jason M. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 21, pp. 3556-3558 (2010)

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Large arrays of uniform, precisely tunable, open-access optical microcavities with mode volumes as small as 2.2 μm 3 are reported. The cavities show clear Hermite–Gauss mode structure and display finesses up to 460, in addition to quality (Q) factors in excess of 10,000. The cavities are attractive for use in quantum optics applications, such as single atom detection and efficient single photon sources, and have potential to be extended for experiments in the strong coupling regime.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2010
Published: October 19, 2010

Philip R. Dolan, Gareth M. Hughes, Fabio Grazioso, Brian R. Patton, and Jason M. Smith, "Femtoliter tunable optical cavity arrays," Opt. Lett. 35, 3556-3558 (2010)

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