Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Optical whispering gallery mode resonances in asymmetric morphologies
by Mohageg, Makan, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2007, 134; 3272250
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation describes the experimental realization of optical whispering-gallery-mode resonators constructed from crystalline material with various symmetries. Nonlinear optical scattering in disk-shaped resonators constructed from CaF 2 and LiNbO3 is discussed, as is the nonlinear optics of LN resonators with ferroelectric poling structures. Optical whispering-gallery-mode resonators with extended axes and highly elliptical geometries are presented. Experimentally observed effects of internal anisotropy on mode structure is also covered.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Putterman, Seth J.
Commitee:
School: University of California, Los Angeles
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 68/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Optics
Keywords: Calcium fluoride, Lithium niobate, Whispering gallery mode
Publication Number: 3272250
ISBN: 9780549124030
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