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Journal Publications

2009 Publications

K. Vahala, M. Herrmann, S. Knünz, V. Batteiger, G. Saathoff, T. W. Hänsch and Th. Udem
"A phonon laser"
Nature Physics 5, 682-686 (2009)

I.S. Grudinin and  K.J. Vahala
"Thermal instability of a compound resonator"
Optics Express 17, 14088-14097 (2009)

T.J. Kippenberg, A.L. Tchebotareva, J. Kalkman, A. Polman, K. J. Vahala
"Purcell-Factor-Enhanced Scattering from Si Nanocrystals in an Optical Microcavity"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 027406 (2009)

Matt Eichenfield, Ryan Camacho, Jasper Chan, Kerry J. Vahala and Oskar Painter
"A picogram- and nanometre-scale photonic-crystal optomechanical cavity"
Nature 459, 550-555 (2009)

Eric P. Ostby and Kerry J. Vahala
"Yb-doped glass microcavity laser operation in water"
Optics Letters 34, 1153-1155 (2009)

Takao Aoki, A.S. Parkins, D.J. Alton, C.A. Regal, Barak Dayan, E. Ostby, K.J. Vahala, and H.J. Kimble
"Efficient Routing of Single Photons by One Atom and a Microtoroidal Cavity"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 083601 (2009)

Tao Lu  Lan Yang , Rob V.A. van Loon , Albert Polman, and Kerry J. Vahala
"On-chip green silica upconversion microlaser"
Optics Letters 34, 482-484 (2009)

Bumki Min, Eric Ostby, Volker Sorger, Erick Ulin-Avila, Lan Yang, Xiang Zhang and Kerry Vahala
"High-Q surface-plasmon-polariton whispering-gallery microcavity"
Nature 457, 455-458 (2009)


2008 Publications

Mani Hossein-Zadeh and K. J. Vahala
"Observation of injection locking in an optomechanical RF oscillator"
Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 191115 (2008)

Kerry J. Vahala
"Back-action limit of linewidth in an optomechanical oscillator"
Phys. Rev. A 78, 023832 (2008)

T.J. Kippenberg and Kerry J. Vahala
"Cavity Optomechanics: Back-Action at the Mesoscale"
Science 321, 1172-1176 (2008)

Tal Carmon, Harald G. L. Schwefel, Lan Yang, Mark Oxborrow, A. Douglas Stone, and Kerry J. Vahala
"Static Envelope Patterns in Composite Resonances Generated by Level Crossing in Optical Toroidal Microcavities"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 10935 (2008)

B. Dayan, A.S. Parkins, T. Aoki, E.P. Ostby, K.J. Vahala and H.J. Kimble
"A Photon Turnstile Dynamically Regulated by One Atom"
Science 319, 1062-1065 (2008)

M. Hossein-Zadeh and K.J. Vahala
"Photonic RF Down-Converter Based on Optomechanical Oscillation"
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 20, 234-236 (2008)


2007 Publications

T.J. Kippenberg and K.J. Vahala
"Cavity Opto-Mechanics"
Optics Express 15, 17172-17205 (2007)

E. Ostby, L. Yang and K. J. Vahala
"Ultralow threshold Yb3+:SiO2 glass laser fabricated by the solgel process"
Optics Letters 32, 2650-2652 (2007)

B. Min, L. Yang, and K. J. Vahala
"Perturbative analytic theory of an ultrahigh-Q toroidal microcavity"
Phys. Rev. A 76, 013823 (2007)

M. Hossein-Zadeh and K. J. Vahala
"Importance of intrinsic-Q in microring-based optical filters and dispersion-compensation devices"
Photonics Technology Letters 19, 1045-1047 (2007)

A. M. Armani, R. P. Kulkarni, S. E. Fraser, R. C. Flagan, and K. J. Vahala
"Label-free, single-molecule detection with optical microcavities"
Science 317, 783-787 (2007)

M. Hossein-Zadeh and K. J. Vahala
"Observation of optical spring effect in a microtoroidal optomechanical resonator"
Optics Letters 32, 1611-1613 (2007)

A. M. Armani, A. Srinivasan, and K. J. Vahala
"Soft lithographic fabrication of high Q polymer microcavity arrays"
Nano Letters 7, 1823–1826 (2007)

T. Carmon, S. Y. T. Wang, E. P. Ostby, and K. J. Vahala
"Wavelength-independent coupler from fiber to an on-chip cavity, demonstrated over an 850nm span"
Optics Express 15, 7677-7681 (2007)

T. Carmon and K. J. Vahala
"Visible continuous emission from a silica microphonic device by third-harmonic generation"
Nature Physics 3, 430-435 (2007)

T. Carmon, M. C. Cross and K. J. Vahala
"Chaotic quivering of micron-scaled on-chip resonators excited by centrifugal optical pressure"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 167203 (2007)

T. Carmon and K. J. Vahala
"Modal spectroscopy of optoexcited vibrations of a micron-scaled on-chip resonator at greater than 1GHz frequency"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 123901 (2007)

M. Hossein-Zadeh and K. J. Vahala
"Free ultra-high-Q microtoroid: a tool for designing photonic devices"
Optics Express 15, 166-175 (2007)


2006 Publications

H. Rokhsari, M. Hossein-Zadeh, A. Hajimiri, and K. J. Vahala
"Brownian noise in radiation-pressure-driven micromechnical oscillators"
Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 261109 (2006)

A. Schliesser, P. Del’Haye, N. Nooshi, K. J. Vahala, and T. J. Kippenberg
"Radiation pressure cooling of a micromechanical oscillator using dynamical backaction"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 243905 (2006)

T. J. Kippenberg, J. Kalkman, A. Polman, and K. J. Vahala
"Demonstration of an erbium-doped microdisk laser on a silicon chip"
Phys. Rev. A 74, 051802 (2006)

B. Min, S. Kim, K. Okamoto, L. Yang, A. Scherer, H. A. Atwater, K. J. Vahala
"Ultralow threshold on-chip microcavity nanocrystal quantum dot lasers"
Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 191124 (2006)

M. Hossein-Zadeh, K. J. Vahala
"Fiber-taper coupling to Whispering-Gallery modes of fluidic resonators embedded in a liquid medium"
Optics Express 14, 10800-10810 (2006)

T. Aoki, B. Dayan, E. Wilcut, W. P. Bowen, A. S. Parkins, T. J. Kippenberg, K. J. Vahala, and H. J. Kimble 
"Observation of strong coupling between one atom and a monolithic microresonator"
Nature 443, 671-674 (2006)

M. Hossein-Zadeh, H. Rokhsari, A. Hajimiri, and K. J. Vahala
"Characterization of a radiation-pressure-driven micromechanical oscillator"
Phys. Rev. A 74, 023813 (2006)

Y. B. Park, B. Min, K. J. Vahala, and H. A. Atwater
"Integration of single-crystal LiNbO3 thin film on silicon by laser irradiation and ion implantation-induced layer transfer"
Advanced Materials 18, 1533-1536 (2006)

A. M. Armani and K. J. Vahala
"Heavy water detection using ultra-high-Q microcavities"
Optics Letters 31, 166-175 (2006)

J. Kalkman, A. Tchebotareva, A. Polman, T. J. Kippenberg, B. Min, and K. J. Vahala
"Fabrication and characterization of erbium-doped toroidal microcavity lasers"
Journal of Applied Physics 99, 083103 (2006)

J. Kalkman, A. Polman, T. J. Kippenberg, K. J. Vahala, and M. L. Brongersma
"Erbium-implanted silica microsphere laser"
Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section B 242, 182-185 (2006)

W. Liang, L. Yang, J. K. S. Poon, Y. Y. Huang, K. J. Vahala, and A. Yariv
"Transmission characteristics of a Fabry-Perot etalon-microtoroid resonator coupled system"
Optics Letters 31, 510-512 (2006)

H. Rokhsari, T. J. Kippenberg, T. Carmon, and K. J. Vahala
"Theoretical and Experimental Study of Radiation Pressure-Induced Mechanical Oscillations (Parametric Instability) in Optical Microcavities"
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 12, 96-107 (2006)


2005 Publications

B. Min, L. Yang, and K. J. Vahala, 
"Controlled transition between parametric and Raman oscillations in ultrahigh-Q silica toroidal microcavities"
Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 181109 (2005)

A. M. Armani, D. K. Armani, B. Min, K. J. Vahala, and S. M. Spillane 
"Ultra-high-Q microcavity operation in H2O and D2O"
Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 151118 (2005)

H. Rokhsari, T. J. Kippenberg, T. Carmon, and K. J. Vahala
"Radiation-pressure-driven micro-mechanical oscillator"
Optics Express 13, 5293-5301 (2005)

T. J. Kippenberg, H. Rokhsari, T. Carmon, A. Scherer, and K. J. Vahala
"Analysis of Radiation-Pressure Induced Mechanical Oscillation of an Optical Microcavity"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 033901 (2005)

T. Carmon, H. Rokhsari, L. Yang, T. J. Kippenberg, and K. J. Vahala
"Temporal Behavior of Radiation-Pressure-Induced Vibrations of an Optical Microcavity Phonon Mode"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 223902 (2005)

T. Carmon, T. J. Kippenberg, L. Yang, H. Rokhsari, S. M. Spillane, and K. J. Vahala
"Feedback control of ultra-high-Q microcavities: application to micro-Raman lasers and micro-parametric oscillators"
Optics Express 13, 3558-3566 (2005)

L. Yang, T. Carmon, B. K. Min, S. M. Spillane, and K. J. Vahala
"Erbium-doped and Raman microlasers on a silicon chip fabricated by the sol-gel process"
Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 091114 (2005)

S. M. Spillane, T. J. Kippenberg, K. J. Vahala, K. W. Goh, E. Wilcut, and H. J. Kimble
"Ultrahigh-Q toroidal microresonators for cavity quantum electrodynamics"
Phys. Rev. A 71, 013817 (2005)

H. Rohksari and K. J. Vahala
"Observation of Kerr nonlinearity in microcavities at room temperature"
Optics Letters 30, 427-429 (2005)