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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2845–2847

Mode-locked Kerr frequency combs

A. B. Matsko, A. A. Savchenkov, W. Liang, V. S. Ilchenko, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 2845-2847 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002845


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Abstract

We analyze a mode-locked regime in Kerr frequency combs generated in nonlinear microresonators. Using damped driven nonlinear Schrödinger equations we show that the combs can produce subpicosecond optical pulses when the resonators are characterized with a small enough anomalous group velocity dispersion. We provide an analytical solution of the problem for the case of small damping.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2011
Published: July 22, 2011

Citation
A. B. Matsko, A. A. Savchenkov, W. Liang, V. S. Ilchenko, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki, "Mode-locked Kerr frequency combs," Opt. Lett. 36, 2845-2847 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-15-2845


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