Abstract

A method to manufacture optical microfiber coil resonators embedded in Teflon has been demonstrated for what is the first time to the best of our knowledge. The resonator was obtained by wrapping a microfiber on a low refractive index rod and coating it with a Teflon resin. The coating process is investigated and discussed. Resonances in excess of 9dB, a free spectral range of 0.8nm, and Q factors greater than 6000 have been observed in the embedded resonator. The device is compact, robust, and portable.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Microscope picture of an MCR wrapped on a rod and embedded in Teflon. The microfiber and rod radii are 1.5 and 350 μ m , respectively.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectra of MCR recorded within 20 min during the embedding in Teflon. In (a) MCR rests in air; in (b)–(d) it is immersed in Teflon solution, in (e) it is completely covered by dried Teflon.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Expanded view of the spectra presented in Figs. 2a, 2e. The fit was carried out using the theory for a single-loop resonator developed in [6].

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2 π n eff L λ = ( 2 n + 1 2 ) π , FSR = λ 2 n eff L ,

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