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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Jul. 16, 2012
  • pp: 17192–17200

Optical frequency comb generation through quasi-phase matched quadratic frequency conversion in a micro-ring resonator

Zi-jian Wu, Yang Ming, Fei Xu, and Yan-qing Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 17192-17200 (2012)

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We propose optical frequency comb generation in a monolithic micro-ring resonator. Being different from the previously reported nonlinear optical frequency combs, our scheme is based on more efficient quadratic frequency conversion rather than the third-order nonlinearity. To overcome the phase mismatch, a partly poled nonlinear ring is employed. Cascading second harmonic generation and parametric down conversion processes thus are realized through quasi-phase matching (QPM). Coupling equations are used to describe the related nonlinear interactions among different whispering-gallery modes, showing some interesting characteristics that are different from conventional QPM technology.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 2012
Published: July 12, 2012

Zi-jian Wu, Yang Ming, Fei Xu, and Yan-qing Lu, "Optical frequency comb generation through quasi-phase matched quadratic frequency conversion in a micro-ring resonator," Opt. Express 20, 17192-17200 (2012)

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