Droplet-induced optical resonator in a silica microcapillary

Tabassom Hamidfar, Kirill V. Tokmakov, Brian J. Mangan, Robert S. Windeler, Artemiy V. Dmitriev, Dashiell L. P. Vitullo, Pablo Bianucci, Michael Sumetsky

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We show that light circulating in a silica microcapillary can be fully localized by evanescent coupling to a water droplet forming a high Q-factor microresonator. The discovered phenomenon suggests an advanced method for microfluidics sensing.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2018
EventCLEO: Science and Innovations 2018 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 13 May 201818 May 2018


ConferenceCLEO: Science and Innovations 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose

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    Hamidfar, T., Tokmakov, K. V., Mangan, B. J., Windeler, R. S., Dmitriev, A. V., Vitullo, D. L. P., Bianucci, P., & Sumetsky, M. (2018). Droplet-induced optical resonator in a silica microcapillary. SW4A.5. Paper presented at CLEO: Science and Innovations 2018, San Jose, United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_SI.2018.SW4A.5