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000180304 0247_ $$2doi$$a10.1038/NPHOTON.2012.127
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000180304 245__ $$aUniversal formation dynamics and noise of Kerr-frequency combs in microresonators
000180304 260__ $$bNature Publishing Group$$c2012
000180304 269__ $$a2012
000180304 336__ $$aJournal Articles
000180304 520__ $$aOptical frequency combs allow for the precise measurement of optical frequencies and are used in a growing number of applications. The new class of Kerr-frequency comb sources, based on parametric frequency conversion in optical microresonators, can complement conventional systems in applications requiring high repetition rates such as direct comb spectroscopy, spectrometer calibration, arbitrary optical waveform generation and advanced telecommunications. However, a severe limitation in experiments working towards practical systems is phase noise, observed in the form of linewidth broadening, multiple repetition-rate beat notes and loss of temporal coherence. These phenomena are not explained by the current theory of Kerr comb formation, yet understanding this is crucial to the maturation of Kerr comb technology. Here, based on observations in crystalline MgF2 and planar Si3N4 microresonators, we reveal the universal, platform-independent dynamics of Kerr comb formation, allowing the explanation of a wide range of phenomena not previously understood, as well as identifying the condition for, and transition to, low-phase-noise performance.
000180304 6531_ $$aGallery-Mode-Resonator
000180304 6531_ $$aLaser
000180304 6531_ $$aMicrospheres
000180304 6531_ $$aGeneration
000180304 6531_ $$aPrecision
000180304 6531_ $$aFluctuations
000180304 6531_ $$aSpectroscopy
000180304 6531_ $$aOscillator
000180304 6531_ $$aChip
000180304 700__ $$0244971$$g202196$$uEcole Polytech Fed Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland$$aHerr, T.
000180304 700__ $$0244976$$g207137$$uEcole Polytech Fed Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland$$aHartinger, K.
000180304 700__ $$uEcole Polytech Fed Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland$$aRiemensberger, J.
000180304 700__ $$uEcole Polytech Fed Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland$$aWang, C. Y.
000180304 700__ $$0244968$$g188603$$uEcole Polytech Fed Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland$$aGavartin, E.
000180304 700__ $$uMenlo Syst GmbH, D-82152 Martinsried, Germany$$aHolzwarth, R.
000180304 700__ $$uMoscow MV Lomonosov State Univ, Fac Phys, Moscow 119991, Russia$$aGorodetsky, M. L.
000180304 700__ $$0244694$$g182444$$uEcole Polytech Fed Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland$$aKippenberg, T. J.
000180304 773__ $$j6$$tNature Photonics$$q480-487
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