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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3243–3248

Quantitative analysis of the mode-pulling effect in microcomb generation based on the modal expansion method

Chengying Bao and Changxi Yang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 12, pp. 3243-3248 (2013)

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We present a quantitative analysis of the mode-pulling effect in microresonator-based comb (microcomb) generation. It is found that the initial dispersion of the microresonator can be ideally compensated or quasi-compensated by the Kerr effect. The ideal dispersion compensation leads to a stable comb, while the comb remains unstable in the quasi-compensation case. Four-wave mixing (FWM) is found to play a critical role in the mode-pulling effect. The influence of third-order dispersion is also analyzed and found to be insignificant. Additionally, the mode-pulling effect can also result in blue-shift of the cavity resonance due to the strong contribution from the phase-dependent FWM process.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2013
Published: November 19, 2013

Chengying Bao and Changxi Yang, "Quantitative analysis of the mode-pulling effect in microcomb generation based on the modal expansion method," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 3243-3248 (2013)

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