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Micro-Molded High Q Polymer Resonators for Optical Loss Determination

Martin, Andrea L. and Srinivasan, Akil and Armani, Deniz K. and Min, Bumki and Vahala, Kerry J. (2005) Micro-Molded High Q Polymer Resonators for Optical Loss Determination. In: Micro- and Nanosystems-Materials and Devices. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. No.872. Materials Research Society , Warrendale, PA, pp. 111-116. ISBN 1-55899-826-8 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20110819-104136831

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Abstract

Replica molding of ultra-high-Q toroidal microresonators can produce polymer microresonators with material-limited quality factors (Q). This was demonstrated previously using polymers which cure thermally. In this work, high Q polymer microresonators were fabricated using the replica molding technique from previously uncharacterized polymers which require either a thermal or UV cure. The quality factor and effective refractive index of whispering gallery modes was measured at wavelengths ranging from the visible (680nm) through the near-IR (1550nm). The optical absorption coefficient (material absorption) of these previously uncharacterized polymers was determined from the quality factor and effective refractive index of the polymer.


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Additional Information:© 2005 Materials Research Society. The authors would like to thank David Boddie at Industrial Polymers Incorporated for his technical advice with the Crystal Cast series. This work was supported by DARPA and the Caltech Lee Center.
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Official Citation:Micro-Molded High Q Polymer Resonators for Optical Loss Determination Martin, A. L. Srinivasan, A. Armani, D. K. Min, B. Vahala, K. J. MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS Bibliographic details 2005, VOL 872, pages 111-116
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