A taper-fused microspherical laser source

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dc.contributor.author Ward, Jonathan M.
dc.contributor.author Féron, Patrice
dc.contributor.author Nic Chormaic, Síle
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T12:06:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T12:06:57Z
dc.date.copyright 2008
dc.date.issued 2008-03
dc.identifier.citation Ward, J.M.; Feron, P.; Nic Chormaic, S.; , "A Taper-Fused Microspherical Laser Source," Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE , vol.20, no.6, pp.392-394, March15, 2008 doi: 10.1109/LPT.2008.916904 en
dc.identifier.volume 20 en
dc.identifier.issued 6 en
dc.identifier.startpage 392 en
dc.identifier.endpage 394 en
dc.identifier.issn 1041-1135
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/329
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/LPT.2008.916904
dc.description.abstract We report on the realization of an integrated lasing device consisting of a microsphere optical resonator fused to a tapered optical fiber. A microsphere fabricated from Er: Yb-codoped phosphate glass is heated above its glass transition temperature of 375degC by pumping it at 977 nm with 70 mW via a tapered optical fiber. The onset of thermal stress in the glass at a maximum pumping power results in the sphere melting and fusing to the taper coupler, without inhibition of whispering gallery mode lasing. A taper-fused microsphere laser with ~4.5 muW of lasing power at 1593 nm is demonstrated. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland (Grant 02/IN1/128) en
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dc.publisher IEEE en
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dc.subject Whispering gallery modes en
dc.subject Erbium–ytterbium phosphate glass en
dc.subject Microsphere resonator en
dc.subject Tapered fiber en
dc.subject.lcsh Microspheres en
dc.subject.lcsh Erbium en
dc.subject.lcsh Ytterbium en
dc.title A taper-fused microspherical laser source en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.tyndall.ie/research/quantum-optics-group/jonathan_ward.html en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/D006/snicchormaic en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Jonathan M. Ward, Photonics Centre, Tyndall National Institute, Prospect Row, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-4864 Email: jonathan.ward@tyndall.ie en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Síle Nic Chormaic, Physics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: s.nicchormaic@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2010-10-12T10:24:49Z
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle IEEE Photonics Technology Letters en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress jonathan.ward@tyndall.ie en

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