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Physics and applications of counter propagating solitons in microcavities (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Kerry J. Vahala; Xu Yi; Qifan Yang; Myoung-Gyun Suh
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Paper Abstract

Microresonator solitons orbit around a closed waveguide path and produce a repetitive output pulse stream at a rate set by the roundtrip time. Here, counter-propagating solitons that simultaneously orbit in an opposing sense (clockwise/counter-clockwise) are studied. Despite sharing the same spatial mode family, their roundtrip times can be precisely and independently controlled. Furthermore, a state is possible in which their relative optical phase and repetition rates are locked. This state allows a single resonator to produce dual-soliton frequency-comb streams with different repetition rates, but with a high relative coherence that is useful in spectroscopy and ranging.

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Date Published: 13 March 2019
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Proc. SPIE 10904, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XXI, 109040H (13 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2513806
Show Author Affiliations
Kerry J. Vahala, Caltech (United States)
Xu Yi, Caltech (United States)
Qifan Yang, Caltech (United States)
Myoung-Gyun Suh, Caltech (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10904:
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XXI
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Editor(s)

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