Narrow-linewidth microlasers on silicon

Kerry Vahala, Lan Yang, Tao Lu

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After reviewing several laser sources based on high-Q microtoroid lasers, the recent observation of fundamental linewidths as narrow as 4 Hz in microtoroid lasers will be described. Inverse-power (Schawlow-Townes) broadening is observed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)1557528462, 9781557528469
StatePublished - 2007
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 16 2007Sep 16 2007

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


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