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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2014
  • pp: 287–290

Low-noise Brillouin laser on a chip at 1064  nm

Jiang Li, Hansuek Lee, and Kerry J. Vahala  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 287-290 (2014)

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We demonstrate narrow-linewidth-stimulated Brillouin lasers at 1064 nm from ultra-high-Q silica wedge disk resonators on silicon. Fundamental Schawlow–Townes frequency noise of the laser is on the order of 0.1Hz2/Hz. The technical noise spectrum of the on-chip Brillouin laser is close to the thermodynamic noise limit of the resonator (thermorefractive noise) and is comparable to that of ultra-narrow-linewidth Nd:YAG lasers. The relative intensity noise of the Brillouin laser also is reduced by using an intensity-stabilized pump laser. Finally, low-noise microwave synthesis up to 32 GHz is demonstrated by heterodyne of first and third Brillouin Stokes lines from a single resonator.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2013
Published: January 8, 2014

Jiang Li, Hansuek Lee, and Kerry J. Vahala, "Low-noise Brillouin laser on a chip at 1064  nm," Opt. Lett. 39, 287-290 (2014)

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