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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4389–4391

High-Q microresonators for mid-IR light sources and molecular sensors

Brandyn Way, Ravinder K. Jain, and Mani Hossein-Zadeh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4389-4391 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004389


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a simple and reliable method for fabricating high-quality whispering-gallery mode (WGM) optical microresonators in “mid-IR relevant” low-loss ZrF4-BaF2-LaF3-AlF3-NaF (ZBLAN) glasses. Intrinsic quality factors of 107 have been demonstrated, providing great promise for WGM-based mid-IR (MIR) devices. Absorption-limited Q-factors of over 3×108 are anticipated over the 2.0 to 3.2 μm MIR wavelength range in ZBLAN microcavities in the foreseeable future.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(240.3990) Optics at surfaces : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: August 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2012
Published: October 18, 2012

Citation
Brandyn Way, Ravinder K. Jain, and Mani Hossein-Zadeh, "High-Q microresonators for mid-IR light sources and molecular sensors," Opt. Lett. 37, 4389-4391 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-21-4389


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