6 February 2012 Exploring the frequency stability limits of whispering gallery mode resonators for metrological applications
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Whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonators are attracting increasing interest as possible frequency reference cavities. Unlike commonly used Fabry-Perot cavities, however, WGM resonators are dielectric resonators lled with a bulk medium whose properties have a signicant impact on the stability of its resonance frequencies. Thermal and other refraction index uctuations of the medium induce additional frequency instability that has to be reduced to a minimum. On the other hand, a small monolithic resonator provides opportunity for integration and immunity against vibration and acceleration disturbances. This feature is essential when the cavity operates in a non-laboratory environment. In this paper, we report a case study of vibration sensitivity reduction for a crystalline resonator and discuss a pathway towards the inhibition of vibration- and acceleration- induced frequency uctuations.
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Yanne K. Chembo, Yanne K. Chembo, Lukas Baumgartel, Lukas Baumgartel, Nan Yu, Nan Yu, "Exploring the frequency stability limits of whispering gallery mode resonators for metrological applications", Proc. SPIE 8236, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIV, 82360Q (6 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.908990; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.908990
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