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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 16 — Jul. 30, 2012
  • pp: 17610–17619

Spectral linewidth preservation in parametric frequency combs seeded by dual pumps

Zhi Tong, Andreas O. J. Wiberg, Evgeny Myslivets, Bill P. P. Kuo, Nikola Alic, and Stojan Radic  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 16, pp. 17610-17619 (2012)

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We demonstrate new technique for generation of programmable-pitch, wideband frequency combs with low phase noise. The comb generation was achieved using cavity-less, multistage mixer driven by two tunable continuous-wave pump seeds. The approach relies on phase-correlated continuous-wave pumps in order to cancel spectral linewidth broadening inherent to parametric comb generation. Parametric combs with over 200-nm bandwidth were obtained and characterized with respect to phase noise scaling to demonstrate linewidth preservation over 100 generated tones.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(290.3700) Scattering : Linewidth
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2012
Published: July 18, 2012

Zhi Tong, Andreas O. J. Wiberg, Evgeny Myslivets, Bill P. P. Kuo, Nikola Alic, and Stojan Radic, "Spectral linewidth preservation in parametric frequency combs seeded by dual pumps," Opt. Express 20, 17610-17619 (2012)

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