12 May 2000 Microsphere integration in active and passive photonics devices
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Proceedings Volume 3930, Laser Resonators III; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.385398
Event: Symposium on High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
As an important step towards integration of microspheres in compact functional photonics devices, we demonstrate direct efficient coupling of light in and out of high-Q whispering- gallery (WG) modes in silica microspheres using angle- polished single mode fibers. Based on this principle, we present a 1-inch fiber-pigtailed microsphere module that can be used for fiber-optic applications, and a fiber-coupled erbium-doped microsphere laser at 1.55 micrometers . In addition, we report preliminary data on the intensity modulation based on high-Q WG modes in a lithium niobate sphere. We also demonstrate a novel geometry WG-mode optical microcavity that combines Q approximately 107, typical for microspheres, with few-nanometer mode spacing either available in lower quality factor Q approximately 104 microfabricated planar rings.
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Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Vladimir S. Ilchenko, X. Steve Yao, X. Steve Yao, Lute Maleki, Lute Maleki, } "Microsphere integration in active and passive photonics devices", Proc. SPIE 3930, Laser Resonators III, (12 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385398; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.385398

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