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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — May. 2, 2005
  • pp: 3558–3566

Feedback control of ultra-high-Q microcavities: application to micro-Raman lasers and micro-parametric oscillators

Tal Carmon, Tobias J. Kippenberg, Lan Yang, Hosein Rokhsari, Sean Spillane, and Kerry J. Vahala  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 3558-3566 (2005)

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We demonstrate locking of an on-chip, high-Q toroidal-cavity to a pump laser using two, distinct methods: coupled power stabilization and wavelength locking of pump laser to the microcavity. In addition to improvements in operation of previously demonstrated micro-Raman and micro-OPO lasers, these techniques have enabled observation of a continuous, cascaded nonlinear process in which photons generated by optical parametric oscillations (OPO) function as a pump for Raman lasing. Dynamical behavior of the feedback control systems is also shown including the interplay between the control loop and the thermal nonlinearity. The demonstrated stabilization loop is essential for studying generation of nonclassical states using a microcavity optical parametric oscillator.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

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Original Manuscript: March 17, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2005
Published: May 2, 2005

Tal Carmon, Tobias Kippenberg, Lan Yang, Hosein Rokhsari, Sean Spillane, and Kerry Vahala, "Feedback control of ultra-high-Q microcavities: application to micro-Raman lasers and microparametric oscillators," Opt. Express 13, 3558-3566 (2005)

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