12 March 2013 High gain selective amplification in whispering gallery mode resonators: analysis by cavity ring down method
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We study both theoretically and experimentally the dispersive properties of single whispering gallery mode resonators. We present a simple experimental protocol which allows us to obtain in detail its coupling regime and thus their dispersive properties. We demonstrate a compact optical amplifier with a gain up to 20dB in an Erbium doped fluoride microsphere of 135μm in diameter coupled via a tapered fiber. The model is also applied to analyze the dynamic behavior of the modal coupling between two degenerate resonances of the same cavity. In particular, this can be used to describe the coupling of counterpropagating whispering gallery modes (WGM) by Rayleigh scattering. The theory is successfully compared to experiments carried out in silica microspheres
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P. Féron, P. Féron, A. Rasoloniaina, A. Rasoloniaina, V. Huet, V. Huet, E. Le Cren, E. Le Cren, S. Trebaol, S. Trebaol, G. Nunzi Conti, G. Nunzi Conti, H. Serier-Brault, H. Serier-Brault, M. Mortier, M. Mortier, Y. Dumeige, Y. Dumeige, } "High gain selective amplification in whispering gallery mode resonators: analysis by cavity ring down method", Proc. SPIE 8600, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XV, 86000G (12 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2002821; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2002821
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