|June 2007: Continuous-wave, visible emission from a silica microresonator on a silicon chip by third-harmonic generation was demonstrated. This achievement was announced in Nature Physics and was also noted in:
- Nature Photonics, News and Views: S. Hill, D. Chodhury, Toroid of many colours, June 2007.
May 2007: The radiation pressure micromechanical oscillator has demonstrated mechanical oscillations above 1GHz. This achievement was announced in Physical Review letters and was also noted in:
- Nature Photonics, News and Views: A. Jenkins, Good Vibrations, May 2007.
March 2007: Using special techniques, free portable UHQ microtoroids with Q-factors in excess of 10 million have been fabricated and announced in Optics Express. This achievement was also noted in:
- Nature Photonics, News and Views: R. Won, Optical Doughnuts, March 2007.
June 2006: Record heavy water detection sensitivity of 1ppmv (.0001%) was demonstrated using silica ultra-high-Q microtoroid resonators and announced in Optics Letters. This achievement was also noted in: - Photonics Spectra: B. Hitz, Microcavity is sensitive detector for heavy water, July 2006 - Voice of America: F. Ling, July 2006 - Caltech Today: R. Tindol, Physicists devise new technique for detecting heavy water, June 2006. July 2005: Primary paper on Radiation-Pressure-Driven Micromechanical Oscillator announced in Optics Express, with additional papers in Phys Rev Lett vol 94 and Phys Rev Lett vol 95. This discovery was picked up by:
- Optics and Photonics News: J. Hecht, Turning cutting-edge optical technology into practical applications, May 2005. - Science: A. Cho, Light sets tiny objects aquiver, July, 2005.- Caltech Today: R. Tindol, Caltech scientists create tiny photon clock, August 2005.
February 2005: “Optical Microcavities” edited by Kerry Vahala appeared in World Scientific
February 2003: Demonstration of ultra-high-Q toroid microcavities on a microelectronic chip
February 2002: Demonstration of an efficient, compact silica laser