Potential applications of ring resonators for astronomical instrumentation

S. C. Ellis, Antoine Crouzier, Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Jon Lawrence

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Abstract

Ring resonators can be used to efficiently filter, and drop, a series of wavelengths at the resonant frequencies of the ring. Both these properties are of use for astronomical applications. The dropped signal provides a frequency comb that can be used to provide a very accurate wavelength calibration. The free spectral range of such a device can be made much larger than that from a laser frequency comb, removing the requirement to perform subsequent filtering. The filtered signal could be used to efficiently suppress specific wavelengths, e.g. those corresponding to atmospheric emission lines. We present the expected performance of devices designed for both applications and discuss their advantages and limitations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2011) and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2011) Pacific Rim incorporating ACOLS and ACOFT
Place of PublicationPistcataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages986-988
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780977565788, 9781457719400, 9780977565771
ISBN (Print)9781457719394
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 International Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC 2011 and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO Pacific Rim 2011 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 28 Aug 20111 Sep 2011

Other

Other2011 International Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC 2011 and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO Pacific Rim 2011
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period28/08/111/09/11

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    Ellis, S. C., Crouzier, A., Bland-Hawthorn, J., & Lawrence, J. (2011). Potential applications of ring resonators for astronomical instrumentation. In 2011 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2011) and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2011) Pacific Rim incorporating ACOLS and ACOFT (pp. 986-988). Pistcataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/IQEC-CLEO.2011.6193933