Using the known solutions of the Lugiato–Lefever equation, we derive universal trends of Kerr frequency combs. In particular, normalized properties of temporal cavity soliton solutions lead us to a simple analytic estimate of the maximum attainable bandwidth for given pump resonator parameters. The result is validated via comparison with past experiments encompassing a diverse range of resonator configurations and parameters.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2013
Published: May 20, 2013
Stéphane Coen and Miro Erkintalo, "Universal scaling laws of Kerr frequency combs," Opt. Lett. 38, 1790-1792 (2013)