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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4856–4858

On excitation of breather solitons in an optical microresonator

A. B. Matsko, A. A. Savchenkov, and L. Maleki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 23, pp. 4856-4858 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004856


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Abstract

We theoretically investigate mode-locked regimes of optical-frequency combs generated in a nonlinear ring microresonator pumped with continuous-wave light. We find that breather solitons can be formed in the resonator for certain values of frequency and power of the pump. We argue that relatively slow modulation of the comb-frequency harmonics observed in several recent experiments can be attributed to soliton formation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2012
Published: November 22, 2012

Citation
A. B. Matsko, A. A. Savchenkov, and L. Maleki, "On excitation of breather solitons in an optical microresonator," Opt. Lett. 37, 4856-4858 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-23-4856


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