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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1943–1945

Directional emission from whispering-gallery modes in deformed fused-silica microspheres

Scott Lacey and Hailin Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 24, pp. 1943-1945 (2001)

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Highly directional emissions from whispering-gallery modes are demonstrated in deformed nonaxisymmetric fused-silica microspheres. Ray trajectory analysis indicates that ray dynamics in a three-dimensional reso-nator differs qualitatively from that of a two-dimensional system, with Arnol’d diffusion playing an essential role in the three-dimensional system.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

Scott Lacey and Hailin Wang, "Directional emission from whispering-gallery modes in deformed fused-silica microspheres," Opt. Lett. 26, 1943-1945 (2001)

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