We describe the dispersive and nonlinear optical properties of
microresonator-modified waveguides. While many applications of
microresonators demand ultra-high quality factors and as a result
impose strict fabrication tolerances, we examine a variety of
useful devices that may be may be constructed using small numbers
of only moderately-high Q resonators using the current state of
the art in fabrication technology.© (2003) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.