Multiplexing Soliton-Combs in Optical Microresonators

Nonlinear wave mixing in optical microresonators new perospects for compact optical frequency combs with many promising applications. We demonstrate simultaneous generation of multiple frequency combs from a single optical microresonator and a single continuous-wave laser. Similar to space-division multiplexing, we generate several dissipative Kerr soliton states circulating solitonic pulses driven by a continuous-wave laser in different spatial (or polarization) modes of a MgF2 microresonator. Up to three distinct combs are produced simultaneously, featuring excellent mutual coherence and substantial repetition rate differences, useful for fast acquisition and efficient rejection of soliton intermodulation products. This method could enable the deployment of dual-and triple-comb-based methods to applications where they remained impractical with current technology.


Published in:
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, And Beam Control Xxi, 10904, 109040O
Presented at:
Conference on Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XXI, San Francisco, CA, Feb 04-07, 2019
Year:
Jan 01 2019
Publisher:
Bellingham, SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
ISSN:
0277-786X
1996-756X
ISBN:
978-1-5106-2451-1
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