Postprocessing of an optical fiber by melting and drawing allows one to fabricate different types of miniature optical devices, e.g., micro/nanofibers  and high Q-factor microsphere resonators . 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 . The theory, fabrication, and applications of these microresonators are discussed.
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