Advances in Nonlinear and Quantum Photonics using Whispering-gallery Mode Resonators Abstract

Bulk whispering gallery mode resonators have the capability to trap photons by total internal reflection for durations ranging from nanoseconds to milliseconds. These exceptionally long photon lifetimes offer the possibility to trigger light-matter interactions with ultra-low laser power threshold. The resulting interactions find numerous applications in microwave engineering and photonics technology, while allowing for the study of several problems related to complexity in nonlinear and quantum systems. In this presentation, we will present an overview of some of the latest advances in the field, and discuss about some of the open challenges.

-Yanne K. Chembo