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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2640–2643

All-photonic, dynamic control of optical path length in a silica sphere resonator

Monica Agarwal and Iwao Teraoka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 2640-2643 (2013)

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We demonstrate dynamic control of the optical path length for probe light in a spherical dielectric resonator simply by multiplexing intense control light of another color and adjusting its wavelength. The fractional change in the path length, monitored by the resonance wavelengths of whispering gallery modes of the probe light, was nearly equal to the fractional change in the wavelength of the control light. The control was effective in both increasing and decreasing the wavelength, but the weaker the control light or the faster the wavelength change, the narrower the range of control.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2630) Fiber optics and optical communications : Frequency modulation
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: May 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2013
Published: July 18, 2013

Monica Agarwal and Iwao Teraoka, "All-photonic, dynamic control of optical path length in a silica sphere resonator," Opt. Lett. 38, 2640-2643 (2013)

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