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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1996
  • pp: 453–455

Ultimate Q of optical microsphere resonators

M. L. Gorodetsky, A. A. Savchenkov, and V. S. Ilchenko  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 453-455 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000453


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Abstract

We demonstrate the quality factor Q = (0.8 ± 0.1) × 1010 of whispering-gallery modes in fused-silica microspheres at 633 nm, close to the ultimate level determined by fundamental material attenuation as measured in optical fibers. The lifetime of ultimate Q is limited by adsorption of atmospheric water. Monitoring of adsorption kinetics with submonolayer sensitivity by Q factors and frequencies of whispering-gallery modes is demonstrated. The possibility of supermaterial Q’s owing to intrinsic suppression of scattering losses in micropheres is discussed.

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Original Manuscript: November 15, 1995
Published: April 1, 1996

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M. L. Gorodetsky, A. A. Savchenkov, and V. S. Ilchenko, "Ultimate Q of optical microsphere resonators," Opt. Lett. 21, 453-455 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-7-453


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