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Spatial-mode-interaction-induced dispersive-waves and their active tuning in microresonators

Yang, Qi-Fan and Yi, Xu and Yang, Ki Youl and Vahala, Kerry (2016) Spatial-mode-interaction-induced dispersive-waves and their active tuning in microresonators. Optica, 3 (10). pp. 1132-1135. ISSN 2334-2536. doi:10.1364/OPTICA.3.001132.

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The nonlinear propagation of optical pulses in dielectric waveguides and resonators induces a wide range of remarkable interactions. One example is dispersive-wave generation, the optical analog of Cherenkov radiation. These waves play an essential role in the fiber-optic spectral broadeners used in spectroscopy and metrology. Dispersive waves form when a soliton pulse begins to radiate power as a result of higher-order dispersion. Recently, dispersive-wave generation in microcavities has been reported by phase matching the waves to dissipative Kerr solitons. Here, it is shown that spatial mode interactions within a microcavity can be used to induce dispersive waves. The soliton self-frequency shift is also shown to enable fine tuning control of the dispersive-wave frequency. Both this mechanism and spatial mode interactions allow spectral control of these important waves in microresonators.

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Yang, Qi-Fan0000-0002-7036-1712
Yi, Xu0000-0002-2485-1104
Yang, Ki Youl0000-0002-0587-3201
Vahala, Kerry0000-0003-1783-1380
Additional Information:© 2016 Optical Society of America. Received 3 June 2016; revised 16 September 2016; accepted 16 September 2016 (Doc. ID 267672); published 5 October 2016. Funding: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Kavli Nanoscience Institute.
Group:Kavli Nanoscience Institute
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)UNSPECIFIED
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Issue or Number:10
Classification Code:OCIS codes: (190.5530) Pulse propagation and temporal solitons; (140.3945) Microcavities; (190.0190) Nonlinear optics
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Official Citation:Qi-Fan Yang, Xu Yi, Ki Youl Yang, and Kerry Vahala, "Spatial-mode-interaction-induced dispersive waves and their active tuning in microresonators," Optica 3, 1132-1135 (2016)
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