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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1841–1844

Inverted-wedge silica resonators for controlled and stable coupling

Fang Bo, Steven He Huang, Şahin Kaya Özdemir, Guoquan Zhang, Jingjun Xu, and Lan Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 1841-1844 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001841


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Abstract

Silica microresonators with an inverted-wedge shape were fabricated using conventional semiconductor fabrication methods. The measured quality factors of the resonators were greater than 106 in 1550 nm band. Controllable coupling from undercoupling to the overcoupling regime through the critical coupling point was demonstrated by horizontally moving a fiber taper while in touch with the top surface of the resonator. The thin outer ring of the resonator provided a support for the fiber taper leading to robust stable coupling.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2014
Published: March 21, 2014

Citation
Fang Bo, Steven He Huang, Şahin Kaya Özdemir, Guoquan Zhang, Jingjun Xu, and Lan Yang, "Inverted-wedge silica resonators for controlled and stable coupling," Opt. Lett. 39, 1841-1844 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-7-1841


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