Abstract

Postprocessing of an optical fiber by melting and drawing allows one to fabricate different types of miniature optical devices, e.g., micro/nanofibers [1] and high Q-factor microsphere resonators [2]. This paper briefly reviews the optical fiber-based microresonators highlighting the recently demonstrated microbubble resonator [3,4], microcylinder resonator [5,6], and, also, the recently discovered microcone resonator [7]. The theory, fabrication, and applications of these microresonators are discussed.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

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