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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2410–2412

Polarization conversion loss in birefringent crystalline resonators

Ivan S. Grudinin, Guoping Lin, and Nan Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 14, pp. 2410-2412 (2013)

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Whispering gallery modes in birefringent crystalline resonators are investigated. We experimentally investigate the XY-cut resonators made with LiNbO3, LiTaO3, and BBO and observe strong influence of the resonator’s shape and birefringence on the quality factor of the extraordinary polarized modes. We show that extraordinary modes can have lower Q and even be suppressed owing to polarization conversion loss. The ordinary ray modes retain the high Q due to inhibited reflection phenomenon.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(240.3990) Optics at surfaces : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: April 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 2, 2013
Published: July 5, 2013

Ivan S. Grudinin, Guoping Lin, and Nan Yu, "Polarization conversion loss in birefringent crystalline resonators," Opt. Lett. 38, 2410-2412 (2013)

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