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Generation of optical frequency combs with a CaF2 resonator

Grudinin, Ivan S. and Yu, Nan and Maleki, Lute (2009) Generation of optical frequency combs with a CaF2 resonator. Optics Letters, 34 (7). pp. 878-880. ISSN 0146-9592.

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We demonstrate optical frequency combs using the fluorite whispering gallery mode resonator as a nonlinear Kerr medium. Two regimes of generation are observed, giving the record low repetition rate of 13 GHz, equal to the cavity's free spectral range (FSR) or high repetition rates of multiples of cavity FSR. An intermediate regime was also observed. Raman lasing spectrum similar to modulation instability in fibers was observed for the first time to the best of our knowledge.

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Additional Information:© 2009 Optical Society of America. Original Manuscript: December 10, 2008. Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2009. Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2009. Published: March 17, 2009. We are grateful to D. Strekalov for help with measurements and to A. Matsko for helpful discussions and suggestions. This work was performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with NASA and with support from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). OCIS codes: 190.2620, 140.4780, 190.4380.
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Official Citation:Ivan S. Grudinin, Nan Yu, and Lute Maleki, "Generation of optical frequency combs with a CaF2 resonator," Opt. Lett. 34, 878-880 (2009).
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