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posted Aug 2, 2019, 1:19 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Aug 4, 2019, 1:42 AM ]

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 10:30
Sala Grande Palazzina B via alla Cascata 56/C

"Effect of acceleration and angular velocity on the morphology-dependent optical resonances of spherical resonators"

Tindaro Ioppolo
College of Engineering and Computing Sciences,
New York Institute of Technology,
Harry Schure Hall,
Old Westbury, NY 11568 8000

An analysis is presented to estimate the perturbation of morphology dependent optical resonances (MDRs) of spherical dielectric cavities due to acceleration and angular velocity. In the model, the optical cavity is attached to a rigid base that is accelerating. Hertz contact theory is used to describe the contact surface between the base and the sphere, and the Navier equation is solved to obtain an expressio n for MDR shift dependence on the base acceleration. The analysis is also extended to a rotating resonator. E xperiment s are also carried out using a polydimethylsiloxane sphere as the optical cavity. The predictions using the analysis agree well with the e xperimental results.

Stefano Varas,
Aug 2, 2019, 1:19 AM