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optical resonator

n.
A part of a laser, consisting of two mirrors, one highly reflective and one partially reflective, placed on either side of a laser pump and between which light bounces back and forth, enhancing stimulated emission within the pump. Light is emitted from the optical resonator through the partly reflective mirror.
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It will explore a new avenue towards this goal, combining cutting-edge advances of atomic physics with ideas inspired by nanophotonics: a cold micro-structured gas of interacting atoms will act as a Bragg mirror saturable by a single photon, strongly coupling a controlled number of spatial modes in an optical resonator.
Our approach is to trap the probe light used for imaging inside of an optical resonator, where it circulates tens of thousands of times.
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Following further optimization and customer evaluation of its optical resonator prototypes, Nanovation Technologies will begin with the design and qualification of its other photonic devices, including its state-of-the-art photonic wire laser.
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Whispering gallery mode resonators, which are basically optical resonators, have been intensely studied for at least 20 years," said Srinivas Tadigadapa, professor of electrical engineering.
Lan Yang and his research team has created an optical diode by coupling tiny doughnut shaped optical resonators on a silicon chip, which is capable of completely eliminating light transmission in one direction and greatly enhancing light transmission in the other nonreciprocal light transmission.
The team of researchers have created an optical diode by coupling tiny doughnut-shaped optical resonators - one with gain and the other with loss - on a silicon chip.
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