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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2012
  • pp: 990–992

Coupled high Q-factor surface nanoscale axial photonics (SNAP) microresonators

M. Sumetsky, K. Abedin, D. J. DiGiovanni, Y. Dulashko, J. M. Fini, and E. Monberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 6, pp. 990-992 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000990


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate series of identical two, three, and five coupled high Q-factor surface nanoscale axial photonics (SNAP) microresonators formed by periodic nanoscale variation of the optical fiber radius. These microresonators are fabricated with a 100 μm period along an 18 μm radius optical fiber. The axial FWHM of these microresonators is 80 μm and their Q-factor exceeds 107. In addition, we demonstrate a SNAP microresonator with the axial FWHM as small as 30 μm and the axial FWHM of the fundamental mode as small as 10 μm. These results may potentially enable the dense integration of record low loss coupled photonic microdevices on the optical fiber platform.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2012
Published: March 6, 2012

Citation
M. Sumetsky, K. Abedin, D. J. DiGiovanni, Y. Dulashko, J. M. Fini, and E. Monberg, "Coupled high Q-factor surface nanoscale axial photonics (SNAP) microresonators," Opt. Lett. 37, 990-992 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-6-990

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