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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1088–1094

Kerr versus thermal non-linear effects studied by hybrid whispering gallery mode resonators [Invited]

Tatyana V. Murzina, Gualtiero Nunzi Conti, Andrea Barucci, Simone Berneschi, Ilya Razdolskiy, and Silvia Soria  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 8, pp. 1088-1094 (2012)

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Whispering-gallery-modes (WGM) spherical microresonators may reveal new perspective properties being coated with non-linear thin layers. We present the examples of all-optical switching of WGM in silica microspheres covered with a polyfluorene derivative showing ultrafast Kerr nonlinearity, or a relatively slow thermal nonlinearity. Another set of measurements performed with an inert polymer, an acrylate derivative, is discussed as well.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optical Materials

Original Manuscript: April 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 25, 2012
Published: July 19, 2012

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Tatyana V. Murzina, Gualtiero Nunzi Conti, Andrea Barucci, Simone Berneschi, Ilya Razdolskiy, and Silvia Soria, "Kerr versus thermal non-linear effects studied by hybrid whispering gallery mode resonators [Invited]," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1088-1094 (2012)

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