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Challenges in octave-spanning and short free-spectral-range optical frequency comb generation using monolithic whispering gallery mode resonators
Author(s): Yanne K. Chembo; Nan Yu
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Paper Abstract

Optical frequency combs find applications in various areas of science and technology, such as time-frequency metrology, molecular spectroscopy, and ultra-low phase noise microwave and terahertz generation. A new method has recently been demonstrated for the generation of these combs, and it is based on the excitation of the whispering gallery mode of a high Q monolithic resonator through the Kerr effect. In this paper, we will discuss some of the key challenges in achieving octave spanning combs useful for optical metrology applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7913, Laser Resonators and Beam Control XIII, 79130T (22 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.876793
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Yanne K. Chembo, FEMTO-ST Institute, CNRS (France)
Nan Yu, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7913:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control XIII
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Editor(s)

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