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Ultra-high-Q wedge-resonator on a silicon chip

Lee, Hansuek and Chen, Tong and Li, Jiang and Yang, Ki Youl and Jeon, Seokmin and Painter, Oskar and Vahala, Kerry J. (2011) Ultra-high-Q wedge-resonator on a silicon chip. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Submitted)

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Ultra-high-Q optical resonators are being studied across a wide range of research subjects including quantum information, nonlinear optics, cavity optomechanics, and telecommunications. Here, we demonstrate a new, resonator on-a-chip with a record Q factor of 875 million, surpassing even microtoroids. Significantly, these devices avoid a highly specialized processing step that has made it difficult to integrate microtoroids with other photonic devices and to also precisely control their size. Thus, these devices not only set a new benchmark for Q factor on a chip, but also provide, for the first time, full compatibility of this important device class with conventional semiconductor processing. This feature will greatly expand the possible kinds of system on a chip functions enabled by ultra-high-Q devices.

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Additional Information:We gratefully acknowledge the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under the iPhod and Orchid programs and also the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at Caltech. H. L. thanks the Center for the Physics of Information.
Group:Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, IQIM
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) iPhod ProgramUNSPECIFIED
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Caltech Kavli Nanoscience InstituteUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Optics (physics.optics)
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ID Code:28611
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:13 Apr 2012 18:53
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