OEwaves announces ultra-high quality factor (Q) Whispering Gallery Mode (WGM) optical cavity product. For the first time since the development of the unique WGM micro-resonator technology already utilized in OEwaves ultra-low phase noise microwave oscillator and ultra-narrow linewidth laser product families, the resonator is being offered as a stand alone high-Q and high finesse optical cavity product for use in diverse applications requiring high performance lasers and optical filters. The resonator is integrated with input-output optics to enable user friendly coupling procedure.
Based on a variety of crystalline and amorphous materials, WGM micro-resonators feature greater than 109 optical quality factor. They can operate as Fabry Perot cavities suitable for laser stabilization and optical filtering applications. With just a few milli-meter in diameter, the stand-alone WGM micro-resonator offers a free spectral range (FSR) of 10-90 GHz, resonance contrast greater than 50%, and a frequency stability of about 10-10 at one second. The cavity is compatible with wavelengths in a wide range, from UV to IR.
“We are pleased to offer this unique product to make possible miniature, high performance laser systems, and optical filters” said Lute Maleki, President and CEO of OEwaves. “These devices in turn allow realization of small, hand held instruments where high performance lasers and optical filters are required.”
Available in a compact form factor, OEwaves’ unique WGM cavity is customizable with various optional performance and features including fiber-optimized coupler, custom loading, custom FSR (within 10-90 GHz range), transmission and/or reflection ports as well as thermal stabilization. The packaged WGM micro-resonator is optimized for applications in at least 100 nm-wide selectable wavelength region belonging to either ultra-violet, or visible, or near and mid-infrared spectral range.
About OEwaves, Inc.
OEwaves, Inc. headquartered in Pasadena, California, USA, is a leader in innovative microwave photonic products and solutions. OEwaves develops and offers state-of-the-art technologies and products in support of radar, communications, and test and measurement systems for military and commercial markets. OEwaves was founded in 2000 and has maintained an Intellectual Property Portfolio of 75 cases, 26 of which were licensed via an exclusive agreement with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to establish a secure path in which to develop our initial core technologies. For additional information, please visit www.oewaves.com.
OEwaves, Inc., founded in 2000, is headquartered in Pasadena, California, USA. The company develops and offers state-of-the-art technologies and products in support of radar, communications, fiber-optic sensors, and test and measurement systems for military and commercial markets. OEwaves maintains an Intellectual Property Portfolio of 80 cases, 26 of which were licensed via an exclusive agreement with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), to establish a secure path in which to develop its initial core technologies, the whispering gallery-mode (WGM) resonator and the opto-electronic oscillator (OEO). For additional information, please visit www.oewaves.com.