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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13333–13341

Self-locked optical parametric oscillation in a CMOS compatible microring resonator: a route to robust optical frequency comb generation on a chip

Alessia Pasquazi, Lucia Caspani, Marco Peccianti, Matteo Clerici, Marcello Ferrera, Luca Razzari, David Duchesne, Brent E. Little, Sai T. Chu, David J. Moss, and Roberto Morandotti  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13333-13341 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.013333


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Abstract

We report a novel geometry for OPOs based on nonlinear microcavity resonators. This approach relies on a self-locked scheme that enables OPO emission without the need for thermal locking of the pump laser to the microcavity resonance. By exploiting a CMOS-compatible microring resonator, we achieve oscillation featured by a complete absence of “shutting down”, i.e. the self-terminating behavior that is a very common and detrimental occurrence in externally pumped OPOs. Further, our scheme consistently produces very wide bandwidth (>300nm, limited by our experimental set-up) combs that oscillate at a spacing equal to the FSR of the micro cavity resonance.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices
(070.7145) Fourier optics and signal processing : Ultrafast processing

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2013
Published: May 24, 2013

Citation
Alessia Pasquazi, Lucia Caspani, Marco Peccianti, Matteo Clerici, Marcello Ferrera, Luca Razzari, David Duchesne, Brent E. Little, Sai T. Chu, David J. Moss, and Roberto Morandotti, "Self-locked optical parametric oscillation in a CMOS compatible microring resonator: a route to robust optical frequency comb generation on a chip," Opt. Express 21, 13333-13341 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-11-13333


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