Title

Observations of Whispering Gallery Modes in Asymmetric Optical Resonators with Rational Caustics

Abstract

We propose asymmetric resonantcavities with rational caustics and experimentally demonstrate interior whispering gallery modes in monolithic silicon mesoscopic microcavities. These microcavities demonstrate unique robustness of cavity quality factor against roughness Rayleigh scattering. Distinct resonant families and directional radiation from interior whispering gallery modes are observed experimentally using angle-resolved tapered fiber measurements and near-field images, which can be used for microcavity laser and cavity quantum electrodynamics applications.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Whispering Gallery Wave Modes; Optical Resonators; Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics; Optical Microcavities; Coupled Resonators; Laser Resonators; Near Infrared Imaging; Silicon; Speed of Sound; Cavitationj

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 American Institute of Physics (AIP), All rights reserved.

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