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Intrinsic quality factor determination in whispering gallery mode microcavities using a single Stokes parameters measurement

Francis Vanier, Cecilia La Mela, Ahmad Hayat, and Yves-Alain Peter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 23544-23553 (2011)

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Determination of the intrinsic quality factor of a loaded whispering gallery mode microcavity can be important for many applications where the coupling conditions cannot be tuned. We propose a single-scan technique based on a Stokes parameters analysis to extract the intrinsic quality factor and therefore determine the coupling regime. We propose a simple model for this analysis and present experimental measurements, which are in very good agreement with the model.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(130.5440) Integrated optics : Polarization-selective devices

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Lasers and Laser Optics

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Vol. 7, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Francis Vanier, Cecilia La Mela, Ahmad Hayat, and Yves-Alain Peter, "Intrinsic quality factor determination in whispering gallery mode microcavities using a single Stokes parameters measurement," Opt. Express 19, 23544-23553 (2011)

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