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Self-regulating soliton switching waves in microresonators

Wang, Heming and Shen, Boqiang and Yu, Yan and Yuan, Zhiquan and Bao, Chengying and Jin, Warren and Chang, Lin and Leal, Mark A. and Feshali, Avi and Paniccia, Mario and Bowers, John E. and Vahala, Kerry (2022) Self-regulating soliton switching waves in microresonators. Physical Review A, 106 (5). Art. No. 053508. ISSN 2469-9926. doi:10.1103/physreva.106.053508.

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Dissipative soliton Kerr frequency combs in microresonators have recently been demonstrated with the self-injection locking process. In addition to turnkey deterministic comb generation, this mode of operation simplifies dark pulse generation in the normal dispersion regime. Here, the formation process of dark pulses triggered by self-injection locking is studied by regarding them as a pair of switching waves that connect domains having different intracavity powers. The self-injection locking mechanism allows the switching waves to self-regulate their position so that a wide range of comb states can be accessed, and the duty cycle is controlled by the feedback phase. The dark pulse shape is also imaged using the linear optical sampling technique. The results provide physical insights as well as an operational modality for this important class of nonlinear waves.

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Wang, Heming0000-0003-3861-0624
Shen, Boqiang0000-0003-0697-508X
Bao, Chengying0000-0003-0697-508X
Jin, Warren0000-0002-4297-7982
Chang, Lin0000-0001-5311-3349
Leal, Mark A.0000-0002-6779-3741
Bowers, John E.0000-0003-4270-8296
Vahala, Kerry0000-0003-1783-1380
Additional Information:The authors thank Q. Yang and L. Wu for discussions. Funding is provided by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under A-PhI (Grant No. FA9453-19-C-0029) and DODOS (Grant No. HR0011-15-C-055) programs and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) (Grant No. FA9550-18-1-0353).
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)FA9453-19-C-0029
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)FA9550-18-1-0353
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)HR0011-15-C-055
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