Optical Resonators

credit: David C. Aveline, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
A magnified image of a fused silica gallery mode resonator. 

Optical resonators form an integral part of lasers and many other photonic devices. With a new type of resonator cavity, researchers hope to combine high quality optics and mechanical systems integrated into an extremely compact package.

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