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Brillouin lasing with a CaF_2 whispering gallery mode resonator

Grudinin, Ivan S. and Matsko, Andrey B. and Maleki, Lute (2009) Brillouin lasing with a CaF_2 whispering gallery mode resonator. Physical Review Letters, 102 (4). 043902. ISSN 0031-9007.

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Stimulated Brillouin scattering with both pump and Stokes beams in resonance with whispering gallery modes of an ultrahigh Q calcium fluoride resonator is demonstrated for the first time. The resonator is pumped with 1064 nm light and has 3 µW Brillouin lasing threshold. The scattering is observed due to the unique morphology of the resonator reducing the phase mismatch between the optical modes and the hypersound wave.

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Additional Information:© 2009 The American Physical Society. Received 25 February 2008; revised manuscript received 21 October 2008; published 28 January 2009. The research described in this Letter was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and support from DARPA MTO. PACS numbers: 42.60.Da, 42.65.Es, 42.70.Mp
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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