Encapsulation of a fiber taper coupled microtoroid resonator in a polymer matrix

Faraz Monifi, Sahin Kaya Ozdemir, Jacob Friedlein, Lan Yang

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Abstract

We encapsulate a high-quality (Q) factor optical whispering gallery mode (WGM) microtoroid resonator together with its side coupled fiber taper inside a low refractive index polymer, achieving a final Q higher than 107. Packaging provides stable resonator-fiber taper coupling, long-term maintenance of high-Q , a protective layer against contaminants, and portability to microtoroid resonator based devices. We test the robustness of the packaged device under various conditions and demonstrate its capability for thermal sensing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6525394
Pages (from-to)1458-1461
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume25
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 29 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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