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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 26935–26941

Broadband parametric frequency comb generation with a 1-μm pump source

Kasturi Saha, Yoshitomo Okawachi, Jacob S. Levy, Ryan K. W. Lau, Kevin Luke, Mark A. Foster, Michal Lipson, and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 26935-26941 (2012)

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We report the first experimental demonstration of broadband frequency comb generation from a single-frequency pump laser at 1-μm using parametric oscillation in a high-Q silicon-nitride ring resonator. The resonator dispersion is engineered to have a broad anomalous group velocity dispersion region near the pump wavelength for efficient parametric four-wave mixing. The comb spans 55 THz with a 230-GHz free spectral range. These results demonstrate the powerful advantage of dispersion engineering in chip-based devices for producing combs with a wide range of pump wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Frequency Comb Generation

Original Manuscript: September 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2012
Published: November 14, 2012

Kasturi Saha, Yoshitomo Okawachi, Jacob S. Levy, Ryan K. W. Lau, Kevin Luke, Mark A. Foster, Michal Lipson, and Alexander L. Gaeta, "Broadband parametric frequency comb generation with a 1-μm pump source," Opt. Express 20, 26935-26941 (2012)

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