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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1569–1571

Crystal quartz optical whispering-gallery resonators

Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Anatoliy A. Savchenkov, Jerry Byrd, Iouri Solomatine, Andrey B Matsko, David Seidel, and Lute Maleki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 14, pp. 1569-1571 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001569


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Abstract

A quality factor exceeding 5 × 10 9 is obtained in whispering-gallery mode (WGM) resonators fabricated of crystalline quartz. We observe significant electrical tunability of WGMs in x-cut resonators and demonstrate an electro-optic modulator with a submegahertz passband at 12 GHz . We discuss other photonics applications of the crystal quartz WGM resonators in narrowband agile tunable filters, compact narrow linewidth lasers, and microwave and millimeter wave oscillators.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: April 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2008
Published: July 9, 2008

Citation
Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Anatoliy A. Savchenkov, Jerry Byrd, Iouri Solomatine, Andrey B Matsko, David Seidel, and Lute Maleki, "Crystal quartz optical whispering-gallery resonators," Opt. Lett. 33, 1569-1571 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-14-1569


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