optical resonator


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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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Cavity-enhanced techniques take several different forms, but all have in common the use of an optical resonator within which a sample of light is added.
"Our approach is to trap the probe light used for imaging inside of an optical resonator, where it circulates tens of thousands of times.
Chavez-Cerda, "Bessel-Gauss beam optical resonator," Opt.
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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. This flexible, efficient, dynamically-controlled system will be used to test the limits of fundamental no-go theorems in quantum logic, measure physical quantities inaccessible to standard detectors, and deterministically engineer massively entangled light beams for Heisenberg-limited sensing.
Optical resonators are essential for the generation of laser light.
"For example, today there is no commercial optical transceiver that uses optical resonators, because you need considerable electronics capability to control and stabilize that resonator."
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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Intended for practicing engineers and scientists, this desktop reference reviews the construction, operation, and physics of laser beams, optical resonators, waveguides, and semiconductor, solid-state bulk, fiber, and gas lasers.