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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2293–2295

Ultrahigh-finesse, low-mode-volume Fabry–Perot microcavity

Andreas Muller, Edward B. Flagg, John R. Lawall, and Glenn S. Solomon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 13, pp. 2293-2295 (2010)

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Ultralow-loss concave micromirrors with radius of curvature below 60 μm were fabricated by laser ablation and reflective coatings. A 10-μm-long microcavity with a mode volume of 40 μm 3 was set up with two such mirrors, and the cavity linewidth was measured both spectrally and temporally. The smallest linewidth obtained was 96 MHz , corresponding to a quality factor of 3.3 × 10 6 and a finesse in excess of 1.5 × 10 5 . With these parameters, we estimate that a variety of solid-state quantum emitters coupled to the cavity may enter the strong coupling regime.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: March 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2010
Published: June 30, 2010

Andreas Muller, Edward B. Flagg, John R. Lawall, and Glenn S. Solomon, "Ultrahigh-finesse, low-mode-volume Fabry–Perot microcavity," Opt. Lett. 35, 2293-2295 (2010)

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