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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2164–2166

Embedding optical microfiber coil resonators in Teflon

Fei Xu and Gilberto Brambilla  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 15, pp. 2164-2166 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002164


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Abstract

A method to manufacture optical microfiber coil resonators embedded in Teflon has been demonstrated for what is the first time to the best of our knowledge. The resonator was obtained by wrapping a microfiber on a low refractive index rod and coating it with a Teflon resin. The coating process is investigated and discussed. Resonances in excess of 9 dB , a free spectral range of 0.8 nm , and Q factors greater than 6000 have been observed in the embedded resonator. The device is compact, robust, and portable.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2007
Published: July 23, 2007

Citation
Fei Xu and Gilberto Brambilla, "Embedding optical microfiber coil resonators in Teflon," Opt. Lett. 32, 2164-2166 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-15-2164

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