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10 August 1994 Optical whispering-gallery microresonators
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Proceedings Volume 2097, Laser Applications; (1994)
Event: Laser Optics, 1993, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Quality factor 2.5 X 109 at the wavelength (lambda) equals 0.63 micrometers is reported in approximately 100 micrometers spherical resonators of fused silica with whispering-gallery modes (equivalent finesse F equals 2.5 X 106). Quality-factor 3 X 107 and effective thermal tunability of modes (up to 0.1%) is demonstrated in whispering-gallery microresonators of optical glass. Dispersive bistability and other nonlinear effects are observed at the level of input power about tens of microwatts. Nonlinear properties of optical whispering-gallery modes are investigated by mode cross-modulation technique. Prospects of applications in linear signal processing and quantum-nondemolition measurements are outlined.
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Vladimir B. Braginsky, Mikhail L. Gorodetsky, and Vladimir S. Ilchenko "Optical whispering-gallery microresonators", Proc. SPIE 2097, Laser Applications, (10 August 1994);

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