Volume 124, Number 1, October 2018
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||29 October 2018|
Optothermal control of the Raman gain enhanced ringing in microresonators
1 State Key Laboratory of Low- Dimensional Quantum Physics and Department of Physics, Tsinghua University Beijing 100084, PRC
2 Collaborative Innovation Centre of Quantum Matter - Beijing 100084, PRC
3 Beijing Information Science and Technology National Research Center - Beijing 100084, PRC
4 Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences - Beijing 100193, PRC
Received: 10 August 2018
Accepted: 26 September 2018
The cavity ringing phenomenon is vital in both fundamental research and applications such as in the rapid detection and transient sensing. Here we report a novel method —the combination of the optothermal scanning method and Raman gain to achieve and control the ringing effect in a silica optical microsphere. Comparing to the usual method requiring laser sweeping, this method does not require sweeping the probe laser, which makes it easier and more stable in applications. The ringing strength can be easily controlled by adjusting the frequency detuning of the probe laser and changing the scanning speed of the pump laser. In particular, our dynamic models can fit well with the experimental results. This letter shows that the optothermal control of ringing is robust to external fluctuations, which can enhance the performance and stability of the transient microcavity sensors.
PACS: 42.65.Sf – Dynamics of nonlinear optical systems; optical instabilities, optical chaos and complexity, and optical spatio-temporal dynamics / 42.65.Dr – Stimulated Raman scattering; CARS / 68.60.Dv – Thermal stability; thermal effects
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