Temperature compensation of optical microresonators using a surface layer with negative thermo-optic coefficient

Ming Han, Anbo Wang

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Abstract

We theoretically investigate the feasibility of using a surface layer with a negative thermo-optic coefficient to compensate the thermal drift of a resonant frequency in an optical microresonator. Taking a fused-silica microsphere as an example, our analysis has shown that the thermal drift of a whisper-gallery mode can be fully compensated by such a surface layer. We analyze and compare the compensation performances by using different materials as the surface layer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1800-1802
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume32
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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