Terahertz tuning of whispering gallery modes in a PDMS stand-alone, stretchable microsphere
Authors: Madugani R., Yang Y., Ward JM., Riordan JD., Coppola S., Vespini V., Grilli S., Finizio A., Ferraro P., Chormaic SN.
Autors Affiliation: Univ Coll Cork, Dept Phys, Cork, Ireland; Tyndall Natl Inst, Photon Ctr, Cork, Ireland; CNR, Ist Nazl Ott Sez Napoli, I-80078 Pozzuoli, Napoli, Italy; OIST Grad Univ, Light Matter Interact Unit, Okinawa 9040495, Japan
Abstract: We report on tuning the optical whispering gallery modes (WGMs) in a poly dimethyl siloxane-based (PDMS) microsphere resonator by more than 1 THz. The PDMS microsphere system consists of a solid spherical resonator directly formed with double stems on either side. The stems act like tie-rods for simple mechanical stretching of the micro-resonator, resulting in tuning of the WGMs by one free spectral range. Further investigations demonstrate that the WGM shift has a higher sensitivity (0.13 nm/mu N) to an applied force when the resonator is in its maximally stretched state compared to its relaxed state. (C) 2012 Optical Society of America
Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS
Volume: 37 (22) Pages from: 4762 to: 4764
More Information: Jonathan Ward acknowledges funding from the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) under the INSPIRE University, Japan.DOI: 10.1364/OL.37.004762Citations: 27data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2019-09-15References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here