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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 2 — Jan. 27, 2014
  • pp: 1394–1401

Microresonator-based comb generation without an external laser source

Adrea R. Johnson, Yoshitomo Okawachi, Michael R. E. Lamont, Jacob S. Levy, Michal Lipson, and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 1394-1401 (2014)

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We demonstrate a fiber-microresonator dual-cavity architecture with which we generate 880 nm of comb bandwidth without the need for a continuous-wave pump laser. Comb generation with this pumping scheme is greatly simplified as compared to pumping with a single frequency laser, and the generated combs are inherently robust due to the intrinsic feedback mechanism. Temporal and radio frequency (RF) characterization show a regime of steady comb formation that operates with reduced RF amplitude noise. The dual-cavity design is capable of being integrated on-chip and offers the potential of a turn-key broadband multiple wavelength source.

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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:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2014
Published: January 14, 2014

Adrea R. Johnson, Yoshitomo Okawachi, Michael R. E. Lamont, Jacob S. Levy, Michal Lipson, and Alexander L. Gaeta, "Microresonator-based comb generation without an external laser source," Opt. Express 22, 1394-1401 (2014)

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