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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26929–26935

Impact of cavity spectrum on span in microresonator frequency combs

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

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26929-26935 (2013)

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We experimentally study the factors that limit the span in frequency combs derived from the crystalline whispering gallery mode resonators. We observe that cavity dispersion is the key property that governs the parameters of the combs resulting from cascaded four wave mixing process. Two different regimes of comb generation are observed depending on the precise cavity dispersion behavior at the pump wavelength. In addition, the comb generation efficiency is found to be affected by the crossing of modes of different families. The influence of Raman lasing and its dependence on temperature is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(240.3990) Optics at surfaces : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2013
Published: October 30, 2013

Ivan S. Grudinin, Lukas Baumgartel, and Nan Yu, "Impact of cavity spectrum on span in microresonator frequency combs," Opt. Express 21, 26929-26935 (2013)

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