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New directions for high-Q optical micro-resonators: Soliton-based optical clocks to compact Sagnac gyros

Vahala, Kerry (2016) New directions for high-Q optical micro-resonators: Soliton-based optical clocks to compact Sagnac gyros. In: 2016 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, p. 1. ISBN 978-1-5090-1036-3. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20160921-130758559

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Abstract

Like a tuning fork for light, optical resonators have a characteristic set of frequencies at which it is possible to confine light waves. At these frequencies, optical energy can be efficiently stored for lengths of time characterized by the resonator Q factor, roughly the storage time in cycles of oscillation. In the last ten years there has been remarkable progress in boosting this storage time in micro and millimeter-scale optical resonators. Chip-based devices have attained Q factors of nearly 1 billion and micro-machined crystalline devices have provided Qs exceeding 100 billion. The resulting long, energy-storage times combined with small form factors have made it possible to access a wide range of nonlinear phenomena and to create laser devices that operate with remarkably low turn-on powers. Also, new science has resulted from radiation-pressure coupling of optical and mechanical degrees-of-freedom in the resonators themselves.


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Official Citation:K. Vahala, "New directions for high-Q optical micro-resonators: Soliton-based optical clocks to compact Sagnac gyros," 2016 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN), Singapore, Singapore, 2016, pp. 1-1. doi: 10.1109/OMN.2016.7565874 URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7565874&isnumber=7565799
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