We numerically investigate the influence of high-order dispersion (HOD) on temporal and spectral characteristics of microresonator-based optical frequency combs. Theoretical analysis based on the moment method associated with numerical simulations are utilized to study the comb evolution dynamics, showing that temporal shifts of steady-state intracavity solitons are induced by high-odd-order dispersion rather than high-even-order dispersion. The role of HOD on comb spectral envelopes is also elucidated through analyzing the intracavity dispersive wave generations. We further demonstrate that the spectral envelope of a broadband optical frequency comb can be engineered by using a cavity dispersion profile with multiple zero dispersion wavelengths.
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Original Manuscript: January 13, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2014
Published: May 8, 2014
Shaofei Wang, Hairun Guo, Xuekun Bai, and Xianglong Zeng, "Broadband Kerr frequency combs and intracavity soliton dynamics influenced by high-order cavity dispersion," Opt. Lett. 39, 2880-2883 (2014)