Fabrication of whispering gallery mode cavity using crystal growth

Hiroshi Kudo, Yohei Ogawa, Takumi Kato, Atsushi Yokoo, Takasumi Tanabe

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We developed a method for fabricating crystalline whispering gallery mode cavities based on laser-heated pedestal growth. We fabricated sapphire cavities and obtained a Q factor of 1.6 × 104 with a cavity whose radius was about 120 μm. We showed numerically that the cross sectional shape of the cavity is sensitive to the cavity Q, and we controlled it by changing the growth condition in the molten zone, without significantly degrading the crystal structure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number211105
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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