Assembling an international team of experts, this book reports on the progress in the rapidly growing field of monolithic micro- and nanoresonators. The book opens with a chapter on photonic crystal-based resonators (nanocavities). It goes on to describe resonators in which the closed trajectories of light are supported by any variety of total internal reflection in curved and polygonal transparent dielectric structures. The book also covers distributed feedback microresonators for slow light, controllable dispersion, and enhanced nonlinearity. A portion of coverage is dedicated to the unique properties of resonators, which are extremely efficient tools when conducting multiple applications.  

chapter 1|52 pages

Ultrahigh-Q Photonic Crystal Nanocavities and Their Applications

ByTakasumi Tanabe, Eiichi Kuramochi, Akihiko Shinya, Masaya Notomi

chapter 2|80 pages

Pillar Microcavities for Single-Photon Generation

ByCharles Santori, David Fattal, Jelena Vucˇkovic´, Matthew Pelton, Glenn S. Solomon, Edo Waks, David Press, and Yoshihisa Yamamoto

chapter 3|78 pages

Crystalline Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators in Optics and Photonics

ByLute Maleki, Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Anatoliy A. Savchenkov, Andrey B. Matsko

chapter 4|54 pages

Microresonator-Based Devices on a Silicon Chip: Novel Shaped Cavities and Resonance Coherent Interference

ByAndrew W. Poon, Xianshu Luo, Linjie Zhou, Chao Li, Jonathan Y. Lee, Fang Xu, Hui Chen, Nick K. Hon

chapter 5|52 pages

Electro-Optic Polymer Ring Resonators for Millimeter-Wave Modulation and Optical Signal Processing

ByWilliam H. Steier, Byoung-Joon Seo, Bart Bortnik, Hidehisa Tazawa, Yu-Chueh Hung, Seongku Kim, Harold R. Fetterman

chapter 6|38 pages

Organic Micro-Lasers: A New Avenue onto Wave Chaos Physics

ByMelanie Lebental, Eugene Bogomolny, Joseph Zyss

chapter 8|36 pages

Optofluidic Ring Resonator Biological and Chemical Sensors

ByXudong Fan, Ian M. White, Siyka I. Shopova, Hongying Zhu, Jonathan D. Suter, Yuze Sun, Gilmo Yang

chapter 9|26 pages

A Non-Electronic Wireless Receiver with Immunity to Damage by Electromagnetic Pulses

ByBahram Jalali, Ali Ayazi, Rick Hsu, Andrew Yick, William H. Steier, Gary Betts

chapter 10|36 pages

Cavity Opto-Mechanics*

ByTobias Jan Kippenberg, Kerry J. Vahala

chapter 11|24 pages

Optical Frequency Comb Generation in Monolithic Microresonators ................... Kippenberg

ByOlivier Arcizet, Albert Schliesser, Pascal Del’Haye, Ronald Holzwarth, and Tobias Jan