Spatial mode-interaction induced single soliton generation in microresonators
Authors: Bao C., Xuan Y., Leaird D.E., Wabnitz S., Qi M., Weiner A.M.
Autors Affiliation: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 465 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2035, United States; Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, 1205 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, United States; Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Università di Brescia, INO-CNR, via Branze 38, Brescia, 25123, Italy
Abstract: Soliton mode-locking in microresonators enables chip-scale coherent optical frequency comb generation. However, it usually leads to multi-soliton combs with a structured spectrum. Instead, the smooth spectrum of a single soliton is favored for applications. Here, we introduce, experimentally and numerically, a passive mechanism for single temporal soliton formation arising from spatial mode-interaction in microresonators. Deterministic single soliton generation is observed for microresonators with strong mode-interaction in experiments and simulations. Further simulations demonstrate that the soliton number is reduced to one in order to lower the nonlinear loss into mode-interaction induced Cherenkov radiation (CR). Our results give important insights into soliton–CR interaction in cavities.
Volume: 4 (9) Pages from: 1011 to: 1015
More Information: Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, MIUR. National Science Foundation, NSF, ECCS-1509578. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, W31P40-13-1-0018. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, AFOSR, FA9550-15-1-0211. Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, MIUR, PRIN 2015KEZNYM. – Funding. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) (W31P40-13-1-0018); Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) (FA9550-15-1-0211); National Science Foundation (NSF) (ECCS-1509578); Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (MIUR) (PRIN 2015KEZNYM).KeyWords: Integrated optics; Locks (fasteners); Nonlinear equations; Nonlinear optics; Optical frequency conversion; Resonators, Cherenkov radiations; Coherent optical; Micro resonators; Mode interactions; Multi solitons; Passive mechanism; Single soliton; Temporal solitons, SolitonsDOI: 10.1364/OPTICA.4.001011Citations: 22data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2020-10-18References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here