Laser frequency stabilization with toroidal optical microresonators

McGovern, M, Mcrae, TG, Turner, G, Kay, AJ, Blaikie, RJ and Bowen, WP (2008). Laser frequency stabilization with toroidal optical microresonators. In: Proceedings of the SPIE: Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging III. Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging III, Canberra, Australia, (68010Y-1-68010Y-11). 5-7 December 2007. doi:10.1117/12.769329

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Author McGovern, M
Mcrae, TG
Turner, G
Kay, AJ
Blaikie, RJ
Bowen, WP
Title of paper Laser frequency stabilization with toroidal optical microresonators
Conference name Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging III
Conference location Canberra, Australia
Conference dates 5-7 December 2007
Proceedings title Proceedings of the SPIE: Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging III   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Bellingham, WA, United States
Publisher International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1117/12.769329
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
ISBN 9780819469724
ISSN 0277-786X
1996-756X
Volume 6801
Start page 68010Y-1
End page 68010Y-11
Total pages 11
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Progress towards semiconductor laser frequency stabilization using optical feedback from microtoroidal resonators is presented. A simple model of the feedback mechanism is provided, and equations of motion describing the system fields are given. Reactive ion etcher based fabrication of microtoroidal resonators with intrinsic quality factors as high as 1.6 x 10(5) is demonstrated. This fabrication technique enables improved silicon surface quality and greater control of the physical structure of the microresonators.
Subjects 240402 Quantum Optics and Lasers
240499 Optical Physics not elsewhere classified
240401 Optics and Opto-electronic Physics
Keyword Reactive ion etch
Microfabrication
Microtoroid
Microresonator
Frequency stabilization
Optical clocks
Whispering-gallery mode
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Session: Photonic Devices III Article no.68010Y Copyright 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.

 
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