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Low-noise Brillouin laser on a chip at 1064 nm

Li, Jiang and Lee, Hansuek and Vahala, Kerry J. (2014) Low-noise Brillouin laser on a chip at 1064 nm. Optics Letters, 39 (2). pp. 287-290. ISSN 0146-9592. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140207-085658118

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Abstract

We demonstrate narrow-linewidth-stimulated Brillouin lasers at 1064 nm from ultra-high-Q silica wedge disk resonators on silicon. Fundamental Schawlow–Townes frequency noise of the laser is on the order of 0.1  Hz^2/Hz. The technical noise spectrum of the on-chip Brillouin laser is close to the thermodynamic noise limit of the resonator (thermorefractive noise) and is comparable to that of ultra-narrow-linewidth Nd:YAG lasers. The relative intensity noise of the Brillouin laser also is reduced by using an intensity-stabilized pump laser. Finally, low-noise microwave synthesis up to 32 GHz is demonstrated by heterodyne of first and third Brillouin Stokes lines from a single resonator.


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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000287DOIArticle
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Additional Information:© 2013 Optical Society of America. Received October 25, 2013; accepted November 15, 2013; posted December 3, 2013 (Doc. ID 200164); published January 8, 2014. We are grateful for financial support from the DARPA ORCHID and QUASAR programs, the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM), the NSF Physics Frontiers Center with support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Kavli NanoScience Institute.
Group:Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, IQIM, Kavli Nanoscience Institute
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DARPA ORCHID ProgramUNSPECIFIED
DARPA QUASAR ProgramUNSPECIFIED
Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM)UNSPECIFIED
NSF Physics Frontiers CenterUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Kavli Nanoscience Institute UNSPECIFIED
Classification Code:OCIS codes: (190.5890) Scattering, stimulated; (290.5900) Scattering, stimulated Brillouin; (190.4390) Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
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Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140207-085658118
Official Citation:J. Li, H. Lee, and K. Vahala, "Low-noise Brillouin laser on a chip at 1064 nm," Opt. Lett. 39, 287-290 (2014).
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:11 Feb 2014 21:41
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