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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 4320–4323

Whispering gallery mode diamond resonator

V. S. Ilchenko, A. M. Bennett, P. Santini, A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, and L. Maleki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 21, pp. 4320-4323 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004320


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Abstract

We demonstrate a nearly spherical diamond whispering gallery mode resonator with quality factor (Q factor) Q=2.4×107 limited by material loss approaching α=4×103cm1. The Q factor does not depend on the wavelength: it is approximately the same at 1319 and 1550 nm. Resonators with this range of Q (<10MHz at 1550 nm wavelength) are attractive for laser locking and stabilization. Applications such as stable compact optical comb generators as well as Raman optical frequency shifters will be feasible with further improvement of the material.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: August 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2013
Published: October 21, 2013

Citation
V. S. Ilchenko, A. M. Bennett, P. Santini, A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, and L. Maleki, "Whispering gallery mode diamond resonator," Opt. Lett. 38, 4320-4323 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-21-4320

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