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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1500–1502

Observation of a nonlinear microfiber resonator

Guillaume Vienne, Yuhang Li, Limin Tong, and Philippe Grelu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 13, pp. 1500-1502 (2008)

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Measurements of the intensity transfer function of a silica microfiber resonator are shown to follow a wide variety of hysteresis cycles, depending on the cavity detuning and the scanning frequency of the range of input powers. We attribute these observations to a nonlinear phase shift of thermal origin and provide a simple model that reproduces well our measurements. The response time is found to be around 0.6 ms.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2008
Published: June 27, 2008

Guillaume Vienne, Yuhang Li, Limin Tong, and Philippe Grelu, "Observation of a nonlinear microfiber resonator," Opt. Lett. 33, 1500-1502 (2008)

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