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Chalcogenide glass microspheres: their production characterization and potential

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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 1µm up to 450µm, and we demonstrate a first measured quality factor of 8x10^4 at 1.55µm, for a chalcogenide sphere diameter of 100µm. We also predict an ultimate Q of up to 4x10^10 at 3µm.

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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), pp. 17542-17553. (doi:10.1364/OE.15.017542).

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Published date: 11 December 2007

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Local EPrints ID: 50680
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50680
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: 4eb36580-6890-4c94-93cb-9ef5aee80456
ORCID for Daniel W. Hewak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2093-5773
ORCID for G.S. 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: 13 Mar 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:51

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Author: Gregor R. Elliott
Author: Daniel W. Hewak ORCID iD
Author: G.S. Murugan ORCID iD

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