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Coherent ultra-violet to near-infrared generation in silica ridge waveguides

Oh, Dong Yoon and Yang, Ki Youl and Fredrick, Connor and Ycas, Gabriel G. and Diddams, Scott A. and Vahala, Kerry J. (2017) Coherent ultra-violet to near-infrared generation in silica ridge waveguides. Nature Communications, 8 . Art. No. 13922. ISSN 2041-1723. PMCID PMC5227738. doi:10.1038/ncomms13922.

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Short duration, intense pulses of light can experience dramatic spectral broadening when propagating through lengths of optical fibre. This continuum generation process is caused by a combination of nonlinear optical effects including the formation of dispersive waves. Optical analogues of Cherenkov radiation, these waves allow a pulse to radiate power into a distant spectral region. In this work, efficient and coherent dispersive wave generation of visible to ultraviolet light is demonstrated in silica waveguides on a silicon chip. Unlike fibre broadeners, the arrays provide a wide range of emission wavelength choices on a single, compact chip. This new capability is used to simplify offset frequency measurements of a mode-locked frequency comb. The arrays can also enable mode-locked lasers to attain unprecedented tunable spectral reach for spectroscopy, bioimaging, tomography and metrology.

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Oh, Dong Yoon0000-0001-6716-1851
Yang, Ki Youl0000-0002-0587-3201
Fredrick, Connor0000-0002-0560-1433
Ycas, Gabriel G.0000-0003-0763-0972
Diddams, Scott A.0000-0002-2144-0764
Vahala, Kerry J.0000-0003-1783-1380
Additional Information:© 2017 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line; if the material is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder to reproduce the material. To view a copy of this license, visit Received 7 Mar 2016; Accepted 11 Nov 2016; Published 9 Jan 2017. We gratefully acknowledge the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under the PULSE (W31P4Q-14-1-0001) and QuASAR (W911NF-14-1-0284) programs, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (KJV.JPLNASA-1-JPL.1459106), the Kavli Nanoscience Institute, and the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Physics Frontiers Center (PHY-1125565) with support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, NIST and the National Science Foundation (AST-1310875). Author contributions: Experiments were conceived by all authors. D.Y.O. and K. Y.Y performed modelling. K.Y.Y. fabricated devices with assistance from D.Y.O. D.Y.O., C.F. and G.Y. performed the measurement. Analysis of results was conducted by all authors. All authors participated in writing the manuscript.
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Official Citation:Coherent ultra-violet to near-infrared generation in silica ridge waveguides Yoon Oh, Dong Yang, Ki Youl Fredrick, Connor Ycas, Gabriel Diddams, Scott A. Vahala, Kerry J. Nature Communications 2017/01/09/online 8, art. 13922
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