Abstract

Morphology-dependent resonances (MDR’s) of solid microspheres are excited by using an optical fiber coupler. The narrowest measured MDR linewidths are limited by the excitation laser linewidth (<0.025 nm). Only MDR’s, with an on-resonance to off-resonance intensity ratio of 104, contribute to scattering. The intensity of various resonance orders is understood by the localization principle and the recently developed generalized Lorentz – Mie theory. The microsphere fiber system has potential for becoming a building block in dispersive microphotonics. The basic physics underlying our approach may be considered a harbinger for the coupling of active photonic microstructures such as microdisk lasers.

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Appl. Opt. (4)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. F. Levi, R. E. Slusher, S. L. McCall, J. L. Glass, S. J. Pearton, R. A. Logan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 561 (1993).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (2)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. A. (1)

H. M. Lai, P. T. Leung, K. Young, Phys. Rev. A. 41, 5187 (1990).
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S. C. Hill, R. E. Benner, in Optical Effects Associated with Small Particles, P. W. Barber, R. K. Chang, eds. (World Scientific, Singapore, 1988), pp. 1 – 191.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. Insets (a) and (b) show Gaussian beam and plane-wave on-resonance excitation of a microsphere, respectively.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental scattering spectra with the polarizer axis at (a) 90° and (b) 45° to the SMOF axis.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Scattering spectra for (a) calculated Gaussian beam, (b) experiment, and (c) calculated plane-wave excitation.

Equations (2)

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ρ n = ( n + 1 2 ) λ 2 π = ( n + 1 2 ) a x ,
B n m = a 2 n ( n + 1 ) ψ n ( x ) 0 4 π d Ω H r ( Ω ) Y n m * ( Ω ) ,

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