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Characterization of High-Finesse Mirrors: Loss, Phase Shifts, and Mode Structure in an Optical Cavity

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Author(s)

C J. Hood, H J. Kimble

Abstract

An extensive characterization of high-finesse optical cavities used in cavity QED experiments is described. Different techniques in the measurement of the loss and phase shifts associated with the mirror coatings are discussed and their agreement shown. Issues of cavity-field mode structure supported by the dielectric coatings are related to our effort to achieve the strongest possible coupling between an atom and the cavity.
Citation
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)

Keywords

cavity field mode structure, mirror characterization, optical cavities

Citation

Hood, C. and Kimble, H. (2008), Characterization of High-Finesse Mirrors: Loss, Phase Shifts, and Mode Structure in an Optical Cavity, Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics) (Accessed February 29, 2024)
Created October 16, 2008