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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 16209–16215

Theoretical and experimental investigation of broadband cascaded four-wave mixing in high-Q microspheres

Imad H. Agha, Yoshitomo Okawachi, and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 16209-16215 (2009)

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We analyze the process of cascaded four-wave mixing in a high-Q microcavity and show that under conditions of suitable cavity-mode dispersion, broadband frequency combs can be generated. We experimentally demonstrate broadband, cascaded four-wave mixing parametric oscillation in the anomalous group-velocity dispersion regime of a high-Q silica microsphere with an overall bandwidth greater than 200 nm.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2009
Published: August 27, 2009

Imad H. Agha, Yoshitomo Okawachi, and Alexander L. Gaeta, "Theoretical and experimental investigation of broadband cascaded four-wave mixing in high-Q microspheres," Opt. Express 17, 16209-16215 (2009)

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