Accession Number:

ADA512167

Title:

Voltage Controlled Micro Cavity-Waveguide Coupling for Switching, Routing, and Modulation of Optical Waves

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-04-18

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

We report that greater than 99.89 optical power transfer to whispering-gallery modes was achieved in fused-silica microspheres by use of a dual-tapered-fiber coupling method. The intrinsic cavity loss and the taper-to-sphere coupling coefficient are inferred from the experimental data. It is shown that the low intrinsic cavity loss and the symmetrical dual-coupling structure are crucial for obtaining the high-coupling efficiency.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Defense Systems
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE