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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 878–880

Generation of optical frequency combs with a Ca F 2 resonator

Ivan S. Grudinin, Nan Yu, and Lute Maleki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 878-880 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000878


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Abstract

We demonstrate optical frequency combs using the fluorite whispering gallery mode resonator as a nonlinear Kerr medium. Two regimes of generation are observed, giving the record low repetition rate of 13 GHz , equal to the cavity’s free spectral range (FSR) or high repetition rates of multiples of cavity FSR. An intermediate regime was also observed. Raman lasing spectrum similar to modulation instability in fibers was observed for the first time to the best of our knowledge.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2009
Published: March 17, 2009

Citation
Ivan S. Grudinin, Nan Yu, and Lute Maleki, "Generation of optical frequency combs with a CaF2 resonator," Opt. Lett. 34, 878-880 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-7-878


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