Figure 5

Mode splitting in a WGM resonator. Left: WGM resonators supports degenerate counter-propagating modes: clockwise (CW) and counterclockwise (CCW). Light scattering from a scattering center introduces additional damping to the optical modes and couples the initially degenerate CW and CCW modes, lifting the mode degeneracy. Right: Experimentally obtained mode-splitting transmission spectrum (blue) after the deposition of a single nanoparticle in the mode volume of a microtoroid WGM resonator and the fitted curve (red) adapted from [30].

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