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Optical microdiscus resonators by flattening microspheres

Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil, Wilkinson, James S. and Zervas, Michalis N. (2012) Optical microdiscus resonators by flattening microspheres Applied Physics Letters, 101, (7), 071106-[4 pages]. (doi:10.1063/1.4746256).

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Abstract

A "soften-and-squash" fabrication technique has been demonstrated to controllably deform optical microspheres and form microdiscus resonators with improved surface quality. The characteristic shape of the microdiscus results in superior mode control, and the annealing involved in the fabrication process leads to quality factors (Q) exceeding 10^5, which is about two orders of magnitude higher than the initial microspheres.

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Published date: 2012
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 342401
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342401
ISSN: 0003-6951
PURE UUID: 14423b2c-3890-436d-8887-d52a2b2530fa
ORCID for Ganapathy Senthil Murugan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2733-3273
ORCID for James S. Wilkinson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4712-1697

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Date deposited: 29 Aug 2012 10:49
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:29

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Author: Michalis N. Zervas

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