M. Sumetsky

Aston University, Wheaton Aston, England, United Kingdom

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    A. Dmitriev · N. Toropov · M. Sumetsky
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    ABSTRACT: Transient fully reconfigurable photonic circuits can be introduced at the optical fiber surface with subangstrom precision. A building block of these circuits, a 0.7 angstrom-precise nano-bottle resonator, is experimentally created by local heating, translated, and annihilated.
    Full-text · Article · Oct 2015
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    ABSTRACT: A tunable bottle microresonator can trap an optical pulse of the given spectral width, hold it as long as the material losses permit, and release without distortion.
    Preview · Article · Jun 2015
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    ABSTRACT: A hybrid silicon-core, silica-clad microspherical resonator has been fabricated from the semiconductor core fiber platform. Linear and nonlinear characterization of the resonator properties have shown it to exhibit advantageous properties associated with both materials, with the low loss cladding supporting high quality (Q) factor whispering gallery modes which can be tuned through the nonlinear response of the crystalline core. By exploiting the large wavelength shift associated with the Kerr nonlinearity, we have demonstrated all-optical modulation of a weak probe on the timescale of the femtosecond pump pulse. This novel geometry offers a route to ultra-low loss, high-Q silica-based resonators with enhanced functionality.
    Full-text · Article · Jun 2015 · Optics Express
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    ABSTRACT: A hybrid silicon-core, silica-clad microspherical resonator has been fabricated from the semiconductor core fiber platform. Linear and nonlinear characterization of the resonator properties have shown it to exhibit advantageous properties associated with both materials, with the low loss cladding supporting high quality (Q) factor whispering gallery modes which can be tuned through the nonlinear response of the crystalline core. By exploiting the large wavelength shift associated with the Kerr nonlinearity, we have demonstrated all-optical modulation of a weak probe on the timescale of the femtosecond pump pulse. This novel geometry offers a route to ultra-low loss, high-Q silica-based resonators with enhanced functionality.
    Full-text · Article · Jun 2015 · Optics Express
  • L.A. Kochkurov · M. Sumetsky
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    ABSTRACT: It is shown that an asymmetric nanometer-high bump at the fiber surface causes strong localization of whispering gallery modes. Our theory explains and describes the experimentally observed nanobump microresonators in Surface Nanoscale Axial Photonics.
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    ABSTRACT: We investigate the Kerr nonlinearity in a core-shell microspherical resonator fabricated from a silicon fiber. By exploiting the ultrafast wavelength shifting, sub-picosecond modulation is demonstrated.
    Full-text · Conference Paper · Apr 2015
  • L. A. Kochkurov · M. Sumetsky
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    ABSTRACT: We introduce a whispering gallery-mode (WGM) nanobump microresonator (NBMR) and develop its theory. This microresonator is formed by an asymmetric nanoscale-high deformation of the translationally symmetric optical fiber surface, which is employed in fabrication of surface nanoscale axial photonics (SNAP) structures. It is shown that an NBMR causes strong localization of WGMs near a closed ray (geodesic) at the fiber surface, provided that this ray is stable. Our theory explains and describes the experimentally observed localization of WGMs by NBMRs and is useful for the design and fabrication of SNAP devices.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Optics Letters
  • L.A. Kochkurov · M. Sumetsky
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    ABSTRACT: Recently introduced Surface Nanoscale Axial Photonics (SNAP) is based on whispering gallery modes circulating around the optical FIber surface and undergoing slow axial propagation. In this paper we develop the theory of propagation of whispering gallery modes in a SNAP microresonator, which is formed by nanoscale asymmetric perturbation of the FIber translation symmetry and called here a nanobump microresonator. The considered modes are localized near a closed stable geodesic situated at the FIber surface. A simple condition for the stability of this geodesic corresponding to the appearance of a high Q-factor nanobump microresonator is found. The results obtained are important for engineering of SNAP devices and structures.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2015 · Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
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    ABSTRACT: Resonant structures created along a thin capillary by nanoscale deformation of its surface can perform comprehensive sensing and manipulation of microfluids. The concept is illustrated with a model of triangular bottle resonator and floating microparticles.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2014
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    ABSTRACT: Record small and low loss slow light optical signal processing devices are proposed and demonstrated using the recently invented Surface Nanoscale Axial Photonics (SNAP) technology.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2014
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    ABSTRACT: Graphene Bragg gratings (GBGs) on microfiber are proposed and investigated in this paper. Numerical analysis and simulated results show that the mode distribution, transmission loss, and central wavelength of the GBG are controllable by changing the diameter of the microfiber or the refractive index of graphene. Such type of GBGs with tunability may find important applications in optical fiber communication and sensing as all-fiber in-line devices.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2014 · Optics Express
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    ABSTRACT: The resonant slow light structures created along a thin-walled optical capillary by nanoscale deformation of its surface can perform comprehensive simultaneous detection and manipulation of microfluidic components. This concept is illustrated with a model of a 0.5 mm long, 5 nm high, triangular bottle resonator created at a 50 μm radius silica capillary containing floating microparticles. The developed theory shows that the microparticle positions can be determined from the bottle resonator spectrum. In addition, the microparticles can be driven and simultaneously positioned at predetermined locations by the localized electromagnetic field created by the optimized superposition of eigenstates of this resonator, thus exhibiting a multicomponent, near-field optical tweezer.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2014 · Optics Letters
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    ABSTRACT: Thermal tuning of a coaxial fiber resonator with a silica cladding surrounding an inner silicon core is investigated. By pumping the silicon with below bandgap light, it is possible to red-shift the WGM resonances.
    Full-text · Conference Paper · Jul 2014
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    ABSTRACT: Miniature slow light Surface Nanoscale Axial Photonics (SNAP) devices are reviewed. The fabrication precision of these devices is two orders of magnitude higher and the transmission losses are two orders of magnitude smaller than for any of the previously reported technologies for fabrication of miniature photonic circuits. In the first part of the report, a SNAP bottle resonator with a few nm high radius variation is demonstrated as the record small, slow light, and low loss 2.6 ns dispersionless delay line of 100 ps pulses. Next, a record small SNAP bottle resonator exhibiting the 20 ns/nm dispersion compensation of 100 ps pulses is demonstrated. In the second part of the report, the prospects of the SNAP technology in applications to telecommunications, optical signal processing, quantum computing, and microfluidics are discussed.
    No preview · Conference Paper · Jul 2014
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    M. Sumetsky
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    ABSTRACT: The resonant slow light structures created along a thin-walled optical capillary by nanoscale deformation of its surface can perform comprehensive simultaneous detection and manipulation of microfluidic components. This concept is illustrated with a model of a 0.5 millimeter long 5 nm high triangular bottle resonator created at a 50 micron radius silica capillary containing floating microparticles. The developed theory shows that the microparticle positions can be determined from the bottle resonator spectrum. In addition, the microparticles can be driven and simultaneously positioned at predetermined locations by the localized electromagnetic field created by the optimized superposition of eigenstates of this resonator, thus, exhibiting a multicomponent near field optical tweezers.
    Preview · Article · Jun 2014
  • Misha Sumetsky
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    ABSTRACT: The nanoscale radius variation of a bottle microresonator with the required dispersion characteristics is determined theoretically. Experimentally, a microresonator with the footprint 0.08 mm2 exhibiting 20 ns/nm dispersion compensation of 100 ps pulses is demonstrated.
    No preview · Conference Paper · Jun 2014
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    ABSTRACT: A coupled resonator optical waveguide (CROW) bottle is a bottle-shaped nonuniform distribution of resonator and coupling parameters. This Letter solves the inverse problem for a CROW bottle, i.e., develops a simple analytical method that determines a CROW with the required group delay and dispersion characteristics. In particular, the parameters of CROWs exhibiting the group delay with zero dispersion (constant group delay) and constant dispersion (linear group delay) are found. (C) 2014 Optical Society of America
    No preview · Article · Apr 2014 · Optics Letters
  • Misha Sumetsky
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    ABSTRACT: A miniature slow light delay line with the record large delay time, small transmission loss, dispersion, and effective speed of light is proposed and demonstrated using the SNAP (Surface Nanoscale Axial Photonics) technology.
    No preview · Conference Paper · Mar 2014
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    ABSTRACT: This review is concerned with nanoscale effects in highly transparent dielectric photonic structures fabricated from optical fibers. In contrast to those in plasmonics, these structures do not contain metal particles, wires, or films with nanoscale dimensions. Nevertheless, a nanoscale perturbation of the fiber radius can significantly alter their performance. This paper consists of three parts. The first part considers propagation of light in thin optical fibers (microfibers) having the radius of the order of 100 nanometers to 1 micron. The fundamental mode propagating along a microfiber has an evanescent field which may be strongly expanded into the external area. Then, the cross-sectional dimensions of the mode and transmission losses are very sensitive to small variations of the microfiber radius. Under certain conditions, a change of just a few nanometers in the microfiber radius can significantly affect its transmission characteristics and, in particular, lead to the transition from the waveguiding to non-waveguiding regime. The second part of the review considers slow propagation of whispering gallery modes in fibers having the radius of the order of 10-100 microns. The propagation of these modes along the fiber axis is so slow that they can be governed by extremely small nanoscale changes of the optical fiber radius. This phenomenon is exploited in SNAP (surface nanoscale axial photonics), a new platform for fabrication of miniature super-low-loss photonic integrated circuits with unprecedented sub-angstrom precision. The SNAP theory and applications are overviewed. The third part of this review describes methods of characterization of the radius variation of microfibers and regular optical fibers with sub-nanometer precision.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2013 · Nanophotonics
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    ABSTRACT: It is shown theoretically that an optical bottle resonator with a nanoscale radius variation can perform a multi-nanosecond long dispersionless delay of light in a nanometer-order bandwidth with minimal losses. Experimentally, a 3 mm long resonator with a 2.8 nm deep semi-parabolic radius variation is fabricated from a 19 micron radius silica fiber with a sub-angstrom precision. In excellent agreement with theory, the resonator exhibits the impedance-matched 2.58 ns (3 bytes) delay of 100 ps pulses with 0.44 dB/ns intrinsic loss. This is a miniature slow light delay line with the record large delay time, record small transmission loss, dispersion, and effective speed of light.
    Preview · Article · Oct 2013 · Physical Review Letters