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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 27290–27298

Kerr frequency comb generation in overmoded resonators

A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, W. Liang, V. S. Ilchenko, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 27290-27298 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.027290


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Abstract

We show that scattering-based interaction among nearly degenerate optical modes is the key factor in low threshold generation of Kerr frequency combs in nonlinear optical resonators with small group velocity dispersion (GVD). Mode interaction is capable of producing drastic changes in the local GVD, resulting in either a significant reduction, or an increase, in the oscillation threshold. Furthermore, we show that mode interaction is also responsible for majority of observed optical frequency combs in resonators characterized with large normal GVD. We present results of our numerical simulations together with supporting experimental data.

© 2012 OSA

OCIS Codes
(190.3970) Nonlinear optics : Microparticle nonlinear optics
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Frequency Comb Generation

History
Original Manuscript: August 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2012
Published: November 19, 2012

Virtual Issues
Nonlinear Photonics (2012) Optics Express

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A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, W. Liang, V. S. Ilchenko, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki, "Kerr frequency comb generation in overmoded resonators," Opt. Express 20, 27290-27298 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-24-27290


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