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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1669–1671

Modal coupling in traveling-wave resonators

T. J. Kippenberg, S. M. Spillane, and K. J. Vahala  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 19, pp. 1669-1671 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001669


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Abstract

High-Q traveling-wave-resonators can enter a regime in which even minute scattering amplitudes associated with either bulk or surface imperfections can drive the system into the so-called strong modal coupling regime. Resonators that enter this regime have their coupling properties radically altered and can mimic a narrowband reflector. We experimentally confirm recently predicted deviations from criticality in such strongly coupled systems. Observations of resonators that had Q>108 and modal coupling parameters as large as 30 were shown to reflect more than 94% of an incoming optical signal within a narrow bandwidth of 40 MHz.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering

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T. J. Kippenberg, S. M. Spillane, and K. J. Vahala, "Modal coupling in traveling-wave resonators," Opt. Lett. 27, 1669-1671 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-19-1669


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