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We show that high-Q whispering-gallery modes in fused-silica microspheres can be efficiently excited by an optical fiber taper. By adjusting the taper diameter to match the ropagation constant of the mode in the taper with that of the resonant mode of interest, one can couple more than 90% of the light into the sphere. This represents a significant improvement in excitation efficiency compared with other methods and is, we believe, the most efficient excitation of a high- Q microcavity resonance by a monomode optical fiber yet demonstrated.

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Arnold, S.

Braginsky, V. B.

V. B. Braginsky, M. L. Gorodetsky, and V. S. Ilchenko, Phys. Lett. A 137, 393 (1989).

Brune, M.

L. Collot, V. Lefévre-Seguin, M. Brune, J. M. Raimond, and S. Haroche, Europhys. Lett. 23, 327 (1993) ; D. W. Vernooy H. J. Kimble, Phys. Rev. A 55, 1239 (1997).

Byer, R. L.

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L. Collot, V. Lefévre-Seguin, M. Brune, J. M. Raimond, and S. Haroche, Europhys. Lett. 23, 327 (1993) ; D. W. Vernooy H. J. Kimble, Phys. Rev. A 55, 1239 (1997).

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Dubreuil, N.

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Hare, J.

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J. C. Knight, N. Dubreuil, V. Sandoghdar, J. Hare, V. Lefévre-Seguin, J. M. Raimond, and S. Haroche, Opt. Lett. 20, 1515 (1995).

L. Collot, V. Lefévre-Seguin, M. Brune, J. M. Raimond, and S. Haroche, Europhys. Lett. 23, 327 (1993) ; D. W. Vernooy H. J. Kimble, Phys. Rev. A 55, 1239 (1997).

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Jedrzejewski, K. P.

K. P. Jedrzejewski, F. Martinez, J. D. Minelly, C. D. Hussey, and J. P. Payne, Electron. Lett. 22, 105 (1986).

Kimble, H. J.

L. Collot, V. Lefévre-Seguin, M. Brune, J. M. Raimond, and S. Haroche, Europhys. Lett. 23, 327 (1993) ; D. W. Vernooy H. J. Kimble, Phys. Rev. A 55, 1239 (1997).

Knight, J. C.

Lefévre, V.

Lefévre-Seguin, V.

J. C. Knight, N. Dubreuil, V. Sandoghdar, J. Hare, V. Lefévre-Seguin, J. M. Raimond, and S. Haroche, Opt. Lett. 20, 1515 (1995).

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J. C. Knight, N. Dubreuil, V. Sandoghdar, J. Hare, V. Lefévre-Seguin, J. M. Raimond, and S. Haroche, Opt. Lett. 20, 1515 (1995).

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A. W. Snyder and J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory (Chapman & Hall, London, 1988); S. LaCroix, Département de Génie Physique, E?ole Polytechnique de Montreal, P.O. Box 6079, Montréal, Quebec, H3C 3A7 Canada (personal communication, 1997).

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L. Collot, V. Lefévre-Seguin, M. Brune, J. M. Raimond, and S. Haroche, Europhys. Lett. 23, 327 (1993) ; D. W. Vernooy H. J. Kimble, Phys. Rev. A 55, 1239 (1997).

Yu, I. I.

Appl. Opt.

Electron. Lett.

K. P. Jedrzejewski, F. Martinez, J. D. Minelly, C. D. Hussey, and J. P. Payne, Electron. Lett. 22, 105 (1986).

Europhys. Lett.

L. Collot, V. Lefévre-Seguin, M. Brune, J. M. Raimond, and S. Haroche, Europhys. Lett. 23, 327 (1993) ; D. W. Vernooy H. J. Kimble, Phys. Rev. A 55, 1239 (1997).

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Lett. A

V. B. Braginsky, M. L. Gorodetsky, and V. S. Ilchenko, Phys. Lett. A 137, 393 (1989).

Other

See, e.g. P. W. Barber and R. K. Chang, eds., Optical Effects Associated with Small Particles (World Scientific, Singapore, 1988); R. K. Chang A. J. Campillo, eds., Optical Processes in Microcavities (World Scientific, Singapore, 1996).

A. W. Snyder and J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory (Chapman & Hall, London, 1988); S. LaCroix, Département de Génie Physique, E?ole Polytechnique de Montreal, P.O. Box 6079, Montréal, Quebec, H3C 3A7 Canada (personal communication, 1997).

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