High-Q surface-plasmon whispering-gallery microcavity

Bumki Min, Eric Ostby, Volker Sorger, Erick Ulin-Avila, Lan Yang, Xiang Zhang, Kerry Vahala

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We demonstrate a high-Q surface-plasmon-polariton (SPP) whispering-gallery microcavity with SPP Q factors up to 1,376 ± 65 in the near infrared. The SPP eigenmodes are accessed evanescently using a tapered optical waveguide.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC 2009
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528698
StatePublished - 2009
EventInternational Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC 2009 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 31 2009Jun 5 2009

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceInternational Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD


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