Thermal nonlinearity in coupled disk microresonators

C. Schmidt, A. Chipouline, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch

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Abstract

Coupled microresonators of different configurations (coupled resonator optical waveguide - CROW [1], or side-coupled integrated spaced sequence of resonators - SCISSOR [2]) are of interest due to their unique optical characteristics and various potential applications [3]. The building blocks for these coupled systems are high-Q microcavities guiding light in so-called whispering-gallery-modes (WGM) [4]. In combination with the small mode volume these resonators can collect high intensities at rather low levels of coupled light, which reduces the threshold for nonlinear light-matter interaction. In fused silica microresonators thermal nonlinearity has lowest threshold and causes bistable behavior [5].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 May 201126 May 2011

Publication series

Name2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011

Conference

Conference2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityMunich
Period22/05/1126/05/11

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