Measurement Techniques

, Volume 57, Issue 12, pp 1386–1395 | Cite as

High-Q Factor Optical Whispering-Gallery Mode Microresonators and Their Use in Precision Measurements

  • M. L. Gorodetskii
  • Yu. A. Demchenko
  • D. F. Zaitsev
  • V. N. Krutikov
  • Yu. M. Zolotarevskii
  • V. L. Lyaskovskii

Basic data concerning the use of optical dielectric whispering-gallery mode microresonators are presented. Their properties, fabrication technologies, and ranges of application as well as the most important recent advances are described. Such microresonators may be used in highly stable sources of microwave signals and optical frequency comb oscillators, making it possible to link together optical and radio frequency standards.


optical microresonators whispering gallery type modes 


The present study was prepared with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Contract No. 14.625.21.0004 of August 25, 2014).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. L. Gorodetskii
    • 1
  • Yu. A. Demchenko
    • 1
  • D. F. Zaitsev
    • 2
  • V. N. Krutikov
    • 3
    • 4
  • Yu. M. Zolotarevskii
    • 3
  • V. L. Lyaskovskii
    • 3
  1. 1.Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Fazotron–NIIR CorporationMoscowRussia
  3. 3.All-Russia Research Institute of Optophysical Measurements (VNIIOFI)MoscowRussia
  4. 4.National Research University – Higher School of Economics (NIU VShE)MoscowRussia

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