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Kerr combs from normal and anomalous dispersion silicon nitride microresonators
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear wave mixing in optical microresonators offers a route to chip-level optical frequency combs with many promising applications. The properties of the combs generated depend crucially on the interaction between nonlinearity and dispersion. This paper will discuss our research on Kerr comb generation in silicon nitride chip-scale microresonators, with an emphasis on distinct features observed in the normal and anomalous dispersion regimes. The topics covered include comb initiation, comb coherence and mode-locking, power conversion efficiency, and second-harmonic involved comb generation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10090, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIX, 100900E (20 February 2017);
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Xiaoxiao Xue, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Purdue Univ. (United States)
Andrew M. Weiner, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Minghao Qi, Purdue Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10090:
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIX
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Editor(s)

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