Spheroids as optical resonators

Dielectric Spheres

Shown here is a prototype of an assembly of dielectric spheroids. Admittedly, there are still some issues with mechanical stability, and the functionality (if there is any) has not been studied in detail.

Optics with microspheres and spheroids

Spheroids as optical resonators have a long history with significant recent progress. To find out more, have a look at the following topics:

Introductory material: what's so special about round resonators?

Circularly symmetric cavities support whisepring-galery modes. See the following pages for some background information.

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