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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3042–3044

Higher-order optical resonance node detection of integrated disk microresonator

M. Ostrowski, P. Pignalosa, H. Smith, and Y. Yi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 16, pp. 3042-3044 (2011)

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We have demonstrated higher-order optical resonance node detection by using an integrated disk microresonator from through port of the coupling bus waveguide. In addition to the fundamental mode, the disk resonator has higher-order whispering gallery modes. The excited second-order higher-order mode has a node at the position where the electromagnetic energy of the fundamental mode is close to a maximum. This high resolution mea surement of optical resonance mode profile has a variety of applications for optical sensing and detection. The self-referencing characteristics of the two optical resonance modes have potential to achieve optical detection independent of external perturbation, such as temperature change.

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OCIS Codes
(040.1880) Detectors : Detection
(120.1880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Detection

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: May 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2011
Published: August 5, 2011

M. Ostrowski, P. Pignalosa, H. Smith, and Y. Yi, "Higher-order optical resonance node detection of integrated disk microresonator," Opt. Lett. 36, 3042-3044 (2011)

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