Abstract

We propose a technique for realization of a high-contrast, tunable, low-insertion-loss notch filter using polarization selectivity of whispering-gallery-mode resonators. We demonstrate a 10 MHz filter with 5.5 dB insertion loss and 45.5 dB of in-band rejection. The measured rejection value is limited by the finite (3 kHz) linewidth of our laser. We show that the filter can potentially have tunable bandwidth without significant rejection modification.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

A. Yariv, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 14, 483 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

P. P. Absil, J. V. Hryniewicz, B. E. Little, R. A. Wilson, L. G. Joneckis, and P.-T. Ho, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 12, 398 (2000).
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[CrossRef]

Alameh, K. E.

R. Zheng, K. E. Alameh, and Z. Wang, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 48, 1011 (2006).
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Besnard, P.

G. M. Stephan, T. T. Tam, S. Blin, P. Besnard, and M. Tetu, Phys. Rev. A 71, 043809 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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Chan, E. H. W.

Fomin, A. E.

Gorodetsky, M. L.

Grudinin, I. S.

Ho, P.-T.

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[CrossRef]

Kippenberg, T. J.

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[CrossRef]

Little, B. E.

P. P. Absil, J. V. Hryniewicz, B. E. Little, R. A. Wilson, L. G. Joneckis, and P.-T. Ho, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 12, 398 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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L. B. Mercer, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 485 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Minasian, R. A.

Ortega, B.

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S. M. Spillane, T. J. Kippenberg, O. J. Painter, and K. J. Vahala, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 043902 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Pastor, D.

Sales, S.

Savchenkov, A. A.

L. Maleki, V. S. Ilchenko, A. A. Savchenkov, and A. B. Matsko, in Practical Applications of Microresonators in Optics and Photonics, A.B.Matsko, ed. (CRC Press, 2009), Chap. 3.

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S. M. Spillane, T. J. Kippenberg, O. J. Painter, and K. J. Vahala, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 043902 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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G. M. Stephan, T. T. Tam, S. Blin, P. Besnard, and M. Tetu, Phys. Rev. A 71, 043809 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Tam, T. T.

G. M. Stephan, T. T. Tam, S. Blin, P. Besnard, and M. Tetu, Phys. Rev. A 71, 043809 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Tetu, M.

G. M. Stephan, T. T. Tam, S. Blin, P. Besnard, and M. Tetu, Phys. Rev. A 71, 043809 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Vahala, K. J.

S. M. Spillane, T. J. Kippenberg, O. J. Painter, and K. J. Vahala, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 043902 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z.

R. Zheng, K. E. Alameh, and Z. Wang, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 48, 1011 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wilson, R. A.

P. P. Absil, J. V. Hryniewicz, B. E. Little, R. A. Wilson, L. G. Joneckis, and P.-T. Ho, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 12, 398 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yariv, A.

A. Yariv, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 14, 483 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zheng, R.

R. Zheng, K. E. Alameh, and Z. Wang, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 48, 1011 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

V. S. Ilchenko and A. B. Matsko, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 15 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (2)

A. Yariv, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 14, 483 (2002).
[CrossRef]

P. P. Absil, J. V. Hryniewicz, B. E. Little, R. A. Wilson, L. G. Joneckis, and P.-T. Ho, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 12, 398 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. (1)

R. Zheng, K. E. Alameh, and Z. Wang, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 48, 1011 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

G. M. Stephan, T. T. Tam, S. Blin, P. Besnard, and M. Tetu, Phys. Rev. A 71, 043809 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

S. M. Spillane, T. J. Kippenberg, O. J. Painter, and K. J. Vahala, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 043902 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics (Wiley, 1999).

L. Maleki, V. S. Ilchenko, A. A. Savchenkov, and A. B. Matsko, in Practical Applications of Microresonators in Optics and Photonics, A.B.Matsko, ed. (CRC Press, 2009), Chap. 3.

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