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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 15 — Jul. 18, 2011
  • pp: 14233–14239

Silicon-based monolithic optical frequency comb source

Mark A. Foster, Jacob S. Levy, Onur Kuzucu, Kasturi Saha, Michal Lipson, and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 15, pp. 14233-14239 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.014233


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Abstract

We demonstrate the generation of broad-bandwidth optical frequency combs from a CMOS-compatible integrated microresonator. We characterize the comb quality using a novel self-referencing method and verify that the comb line frequencies are equidistant over a bandwidth of 115 nm (14.5 THz), which is nearly an order of magnitude larger than previous measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: May 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2011
Published: July 11, 2011

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Mark A. Foster, Jacob S. Levy, Onur Kuzucu, Kasturi Saha, Michal Lipson, and Alexander L. Gaeta, "Silicon-based monolithic optical frequency comb source," Opt. Express 19, 14233-14239 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-15-14233


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