Thermal nonlinearity in silicon microcylindrical resonators

Natasha Vukovic, Noel Healy, Priyanth Mehta, Todd D. Day, Pier J.A. Sazio, John V. Badding, Anna C. Peacock

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We explore the thermally induced nonlinearity in hydrogenated amorphous silicon microcylindrical resonators that are fabricated from the silicon optical fiber platform. In particular, we use a pump-probe technique to experimentally demonstrate thermally induced optical modulation and determine the response time. Through characterization of the thermal properties and the associated resonance wavelength shifts, we will show that it is possible to infer the material absorption coefficient for a range of whispering gallery mode resonators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number181101
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - Apr 30 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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