Chalcogenide glass microspheres: their production characterization and potential


Elliott, Gregor R., Hewak, Daniel W., Murugan, G.S. and Wilkinson, James S. (2007) Chalcogenide glass microspheres: their production characterization and potential. Optics Express, 15, (26), 17542-17553.

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Micro-resonators have attracted considerable attention as a potential geometry for photonic devices used in multiplexing, memory and switching. These all-optical-resonators allow light at certain wavelengths to build up in intensity allowing nonlinear effects to be seen for much lower input power than in a bulk material. We report here on microspheres made from gallium-lanthanum-sulphide glass. Spheres have been produced with diameters from less than 1 μm up to 450μm, and we demonstrate a first measured quality factor of 8x10 at 3μm.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1094-4087 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 50680
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2014 15:21
Projects:
Integrated Microsphere Planar Lightwave Circuits
Funded by: EPSRC (GR/S96500/01)
1 December 2004 to 31 October 2009
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50680

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