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Generation of high-stability solitons at microwave rates on a silicon chip

Yi, Xu and Yang, Qi-Fan and Yang, Ki Youl and Suh, Myoung-Gyun and Vahala, Kerry J. (2015) Generation of high-stability solitons at microwave rates on a silicon chip. . (Submitted)

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Because they coherently link radio/microwave-rate electrical signals with optical-rate signals derived from lasers and atomic transitions, frequency combs are having a remarkably broad impact on science and technology. Integrating these systems on a photonic chip would revolutionize instrumentation, time keeping, spectroscopy, navigation and potentially create new mass-market applications. A key element of such a system-on-a-chip will be a mode-locked comb that can be self-referenced. The recent demonstration of soliton pulses from a microresonator has placed this goal within reach. However, to provide the requisite link between microwave and optical rate signals soliton generation must occur within the bandwidth of electronic devices. So far this is possible in crystalline devices, but not chip-based devices. Here, a monolithic comb that generates electronic-rate soliton pulses is demonstrated.

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Yi, Xu0000-0002-2485-1104
Yang, Qi-Fan0000-0002-7036-1712
Yang, Ki Youl0000-0002-0587-3201
Suh, Myoung-Gyun0000-0002-9527-0585
Vahala, Kerry J.0000-0003-1783-1380
Additional Information:Submitted on 1 Aug 2015. The authors thank Tobias Kippenberg, Victor Brasch at EPFL and Michael Gorodetsky at Moscow State University for helpful discussions and comments on this manuscript. The authors gratefully acknowledge the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under the QuASAR program and the PULSE program, the Kavli Nanoscience Institute and the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, an NSF Physics Frontiers Center with support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Group:Kavli Nanoscience Institute, Institute for Quantum Information and Matter
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)UNSPECIFIED
Kavli Nanoscience InstituteUNSPECIFIED
Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM)UNSPECIFIED
NSF Physics Frontiers CenterUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
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Deposited On:04 Apr 2016 17:34
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