Germanium microsphere high-Q resonator


Wang, Pengfei, Lee, Timothy, Ding, Ming, Dhar, Anirban, Hawkins, Thomas, Foy, Paul, Semenova, Yuliya, Wu, Qiang, Sahu, Jayanta, Farrell, Gerald, Ballato, John and Brambilla, Gilberto (2012) Germanium microsphere high-Q resonator Optics Letters, 37, (4), pp. 728-730. (doi:10.1364/OL.37.000728).

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In this Letter, the fabrication and characterization of a microsphere resonator from the semiconductor germanium is demonstrated. Whispering gallery modes are excited in a 46 µm diameter germanium microsphere resonator using evanescent coupling from a tapered silica optical fiber with a waist diameter of 2 µm. Resonances with Q factors as high as 3.8 x 10^4 at wavelengths near 2 µm are observed. Because of their ultrahigh optical nonlinearities and extremely broad transparency window, germanium microsphere resonators offer the potential for optical processing devices, in particular at long wavelengths, such as around 2 µm.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1364/OL.37.000728
ISSNs: 0146-9592 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 333954
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2012Published
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 14:07
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 17:28
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/333954

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