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Compound Glass Microsphere Resonator Devices

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Key Laboratory of In-fiber Integrated Optics of the Ministry of Education, College of Science, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
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Optical Fibre Sensors Research Centre, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Limerick, Limerick V94 T9PX, Ireland
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Photonics Research Centre, Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street, 8 Dublin D08 NF82, Ireland
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Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province, College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
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Micromachines 2018, 9(7), 356; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi9070356
Received: 14 June 2018 / Revised: 7 July 2018 / Accepted: 17 July 2018 / Published: 19 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Glassy Materials Based Microdevices)
In recent years, compound glass microsphere resonator devices have attracted increasing interest and have been widely used in sensing, microsphere lasers, and nonlinear optics. Compared with traditional silica resonators, compound glass microsphere resonators have many significant and attractive properties, such as high-Q factor, an ability to achieve high rare earth ion, wide infrared transmittance, and low phonon energy. This review provides a summary and a critical assessment of the fabrication and the optical characterization of compound glasses and the related fabrication and applications of compound glass microsphere resonators. View Full-Text
Keywords: compound glass; microsphere; resonator; lasing; sensing compound glass; microsphere; resonator; lasing; sensing
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Yu, J.; Lewis, E.; Farrell, G.; Wang, P. Compound Glass Microsphere Resonator Devices. Micromachines 2018, 9, 356.

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