Abstract

Various methods to overcome the difficulties in the fabrication of high-quality (Q) optical nanofiber microcoil resonators are investigated. Modifications of the resonator geometry by wrapping the nanofiber over nonuniform rods and/or by varying the pitch alter the resonator Q-factor significantly. These effects are quantified, and geometries, which allow for enhanced tolerance to fabrication uncertainties, are identified. These simulations apply equally to the fabrication of high-Q microcoil resonators with nanofibers suspended in air or embedded in low-refractive-index materials.

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2006

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M. Sumetsky, Y. Dulashko, J. M. Fini, A. Hale, D. J. DiGiovanni, "The microfiber loop resonator: Theory, experiment, and application," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 242-249 (2006).

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2005

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2003

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L. M. Tong, R. R. Gattass, J. B. Ashcom, S. L. He, J. Y. Lou, M. Y. Shen, I. Maxwell, E. Mazur, "Subwavelength-diameter silica wires for low-loss optical wave guiding," Nature 426, 816-819 (2003).

1999

S. T. Chu, B. E. Little, W. Pan, T. Kaneko, S. Sato, Y. Kokubun, "An eight-channel add-drop filter using vertically coupled microring resonators over a cross grid ," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 691-693 (1999).

O. Painter, R. K. Lee, A. Scherer, A. Yariv, J. D. O'Brien, P. D. Dapkus, I. Kim, "Two-dimensional photonic band-gap defect mode laser," Science 284, 1819-1821 (1999).

1997

1996

J. M. Gerard, D. Barrier, J. Y. Marzin, R. Kuszelewicz, L. Manin, E. Costard, V. Thierry-Mieg, T. Rivera, "Quantum boxes as active probes for photonic microstructures: The pillar microcavity case ," Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 449-451 (1996).

1989

V. B. Braginsky, M. L. Gorodetsky, V. S. Ilchenko, "Quality-factor and nonlinear properties of optical whispering-gallery modes," Phys. Lett. A 137, 393-397 (1989).

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

J. M. Gerard, D. Barrier, J. Y. Marzin, R. Kuszelewicz, L. Manin, E. Costard, V. Thierry-Mieg, T. Rivera, "Quantum boxes as active probes for photonic microstructures: The pillar microcavity case ," Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 449-451 (1996).

Electron. Lett.

G. Brambilla, F. Xu, X. Feng, "Fabrication of optical fibre nanowires and their optical and mechanical characterization ," Electron. Lett. 42, 517-519 (2006).

A. M. Clohessy, N. Healy, D. F. Murphy, C. D. Hussey, "Short low-loss nanowire tapers on singlemode fibres," Electron. Lett. 41, 954-955 (2005).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

S. T. Chu, B. E. Little, W. Pan, T. Kaneko, S. Sato, Y. Kokubun, "An eight-channel add-drop filter using vertically coupled microring resonators over a cross grid ," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 691-693 (1999).

J. Lightw. Technol.

B. E. Little, S. T. Chu, H. A. Haus, J. Foresi, J. P. Laine, "Microring resonator channel dropping filters," J. Lightw. Technol. 15, 998-1005 (1997).

M. Sumetsky, Y. Dulashko, J. M. Fini, A. Hale, D. J. DiGiovanni, "The microfiber loop resonator: Theory, experiment, and application," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 242-249 (2006).

O. Schwelb, "Transmission, group delay, and dispersion in single-ring optical resonators and add/drop filters—A tutorial overview," J. Lightw. Technol. 22, 1380-1394 (2004).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A, Opt. Image Sci.

V. I. Ilchenko, A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, L. Maleki, "Dispersion compensation in whispering gallery modes," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A, Opt. Image Sci. 20, 157-162 (2003).

Nature

L. M. Tong, R. R. Gattass, J. B. Ashcom, S. L. He, J. Y. Lou, M. Y. Shen, I. Maxwell, E. Mazur, "Subwavelength-diameter silica wires for low-loss optical wave guiding," Nature 426, 816-819 (2003).

K. J. Vahala, "Optical microcavities," Nature 424, 839-846 (2003).

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Lett. A

V. B. Braginsky, M. L. Gorodetsky, V. S. Ilchenko, "Quality-factor and nonlinear properties of optical whispering-gallery modes," Phys. Lett. A 137, 393-397 (1989).

Phys. Rev. Lett.

S. M. Spillane, T. J. Kippenberg, O. J. Painter, K. J. Vahala, "Ideality in a fiber-taper-coupled microresonator system for application to cavity quantum electrodynamics," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 04 902 (2003).

Proc. SPIE

F. Xu, P. Horak, G. Brambilla, "Conical and bi-conical high-Q optical-nanofiber microcoil resonator," Proc. SPIE 6351, 635 120 (2006).

Science

O. Painter, R. K. Lee, A. Scherer, A. Yariv, J. D. O'Brien, P. D. Dapkus, I. Kim, "Two-dimensional photonic band-gap defect mode laser," Science 284, 1819-1821 (1999).

Other

M. Sumetsky, "Fiber coil optical microresonators," Biophotonics/Opt. Interconnects and VLSI Photon./WBM Microcavities, Dig. LEOS Summer Top. Meetings (2004) pp. 31-32.

M. Sumetsky, "Microcoil photonic resonator and waveguide," OFC/NFOEC Tech. Dig. (2005) pp. OFK2.

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