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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6604–6609

Frequency comb from a microresonator with engineered spectrum

Ivan S. Grudinin, Lukas Baumgartel, and Nan Yu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6604-6609 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.006604


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Abstract

We demonstrate that by varying the ratio between the linewidth and dispersion of a whispering gallery mode resonator we are able to control the number N of free spectral ranges separating the first generated comb sidebands from the pump. We observed combs with N = 19 and N = 1. For the comb with N = 1 we have achieved a span of over 200 nm using a 0.4 mm MgF2 resonator pumped with 50 mW at 1560 nm. This pump power is a factor of 10 lower than previously reported for combs with comparable bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(220.1920) Optical design and fabrication : Diamond machining
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2012
Published: March 6, 2012

Citation
Ivan S. Grudinin, Lukas Baumgartel, and Nan Yu, "Frequency comb from a microresonator with engineered spectrum," Opt. Express 20, 6604-6609 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-6-6604


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