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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2011
  • pp: 4761–4763

Photoinduced whispering gallery mode microcavity resonator in a chalcogenide microfiber

Feng Luan, Eric Magi, Tianxun Gong, Irina Kabakova, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 24, pp. 4761-4763 (2011)

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We demonstrate an approach to creating localized whispering gallery mode (WGM) microcavities by exploiting the photosensitivity of a chalcogenide (As2S3) microfiber. A highly prolate WGM microcavity with cavity quality factors (Q) exceeding 2×105 is fabricated and characterized. Without the need for geometrical shaping, our approach enables the cavity properties to be monitored during fabrication for the first time.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2011
Published: December 14, 2011

Feng Luan, Eric Magi, Tianxun Gong, Irina Kabakova, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Photoinduced whispering gallery mode microcavity resonator in a chalcogenide microfiber," Opt. Lett. 36, 4761-4763 (2011)

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