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Sagnac effect and frequency splitting in rotating optical microcavities

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2 Author(s)
Harayama, T. ; Dept. of Nonlinear Sci., ATR Wave Eng. Lab., Seika ; Sunada, S.

The Sagnac effect in rotating microcavities is studied theoretically and numerically. The frequency splitting due to the Sagnac effect occurs as a threshold-like phenomenon for the angular velocity in a rotating microcavity. Above the threshold, the eigenfunctions of a rotating microcavity become rotating waves while they are standing waves below the threshold.

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Transparent Optical Networks, 2008. ICTON 2008. 10th Anniversary International Conference on  (Volume:4 )

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22-26 June 2008