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Microresonator solitons for ultraprecise measurements (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Scott B. Papp

Paper Abstract

Optical-frequency combs are versatile tools for measuring time, identifying chemicals, and generating quantum states. A new direction is to produce frequency combs through intriguing nonlinear behaviors of light in Kerr microresonators. Experiments with whispering-gallery-mode and waveguide ring configurations have been highly productive, exploring the formation, properties, and uses of soliton pulses that are the nonlinear eigenstate of the resonator. The soliton’s spectrum is a comb with a repetition frequency given by the free-spectral range of the resonator. Fabry-Perot (FP) cavities with sufficient Kerr nonlinearity also support soliton pulses. I will discuss experiments that probe soliton frequency combs and ultraprecise measurements with FP cavities based on bulk fused silica, optical fiber, and nanofabricated photonic crystal reflectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2019
Proc. SPIE 10904, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XXI, 109040I (13 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2513844
Show Author Affiliations
Scott B. Papp, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Univ. of Colorado Boulder (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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