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dc.contributor.authorHartnett, J.en
dc.contributor.authorTobar, M.en
dc.contributor.authorIvanov, E.en
dc.contributor.authorLuiten, A.en
dc.identifier.citationIEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 2013; 60(6):1041-1047en
dc.description.abstractA process for optimal design of a room temperature Whispering Gallery mode sapphire resonator has been developed. In particular, design rules were determined to enable choice of the optimum azimuthal mode number and resonator radius for a given resonance frequency. The coupling probe design was investigated and it was found that straight antenna probes aligned radially and positioned in the mid-plane of the resonator gave the highest unloaded Q-factors due to minimized probe losses. We noted that when coupling through this technique (as compared with a perpendicular-positioned probe) the mode standing wave pattern would lock to some asymmetry in the crystal resonator itself and not to the probe. This was confirmed by noting that the coupling could be altered over a significant range by mere rotation of the resonator. Following these optimal design rules we were able to measure the Q-factors of quasi-TE and quasi-TM modes with high precision in four cylindrical sapphire resonators at room temperature. The highest attainable Q-factor was (2.1 +/- 0.1) x 10^5 at 9 GHz in a quasi-TM mode.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJohn G. Hartnett, Michael E. Tobar, Eugene N. Ivanov and Andre N. Luitenen
dc.publisherIEEE-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Incen
dc.rights© 2013 IEEE.en
dc.subjectSapphire resonator; Q-factor; Whispering Gallery modes; coupling probesen
dc.titleOptimum design of a high-Q room-temperature Whispering-Gallery-mode x-band sapphire resonatoren
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Sciencesen
dc.contributor.organisationInstitute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS)en
pubs.library.collectionIPAS publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidLuiten, A. [0000-0001-5284-7244]en
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