Optical Microbottle Resonators for Sensing

Pablo Bianucci
2016 Sensors  
Whispering gallery mode (WGM) optical microresonators have been shown to be the basis for sensors able to detect minute changes in their environment. This has made them a well-established platform for highly sensitive physical, chemical, and biological sensors. Microbottle resonators (MBR) are a type of WGM optical microresonator. They share characteristics with other, more established, resonator geometries such as cylinders and spheres, while presenting their unique spectral signature and
more » ... distinguishing features. In this review, we discuss recent advances in the theory and fabrication of different kinds of MBRs, including hollow ones, and their application to optofluidic sensing.
doi:10.3390/s16111841 pmid:27827834 pmcid:PMC5134500 fatcat:7xqma35p2nf4fjl3wywuizvjmu