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Chaos-assisted broadband momentum transformation in optical microresonators

Jiang, Xuefeng and Shao, Linbo and Zhang, Shu-Xin and Yi, Xu and Wiersig, Jan and Wang, Li and Gong, Qihuang and Lončar, Marko and Yang, Lan and Xiao, Yun-Feng (2017) Chaos-assisted broadband momentum transformation in optical microresonators. Science, 358 (6361). pp. 344-347. ISSN 0036-8075. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20171019-142742215

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Abstract

The law of momentum conservation rules out many desired processes in optical microresonators. We report broadband momentum transformations of light in asymmetric whispering gallery microresonators. Assisted by chaotic motions, broadband light can travel between optical modes with different angular momenta within a few picoseconds. Efficient coupling from visible to near-infrared bands is demonstrated between a nanowaveguide and whispering gallery modes with quality factors exceeding 10 million. The broadband momentum transformation enhances the device conversion efficiency of the third-harmonic generation by greater than three orders of magnitude over the conventional evanescent-wave coupling. The observed broadband and fast momentum transformation could promote applications such as multicolor lasers, broadband memories, and multiwavelength optical networks.


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Yi, Xu0000-0002-2485-1104
Additional Information:© 2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 12 June 2017; accepted 6 September 2017. We thank K. Vahala, H. Wang, C.-L. Zou, Q.-F. Yang, B. Shen, and M. Zhang for fruitful discussions. This project is supported by the National Key R and D Program of China (grant nos. 2016YFA0301302 and 2013CB328704) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant nos. 61435001, 11474011, 11654003, and 11527901). L.Y. and X.J. acknowledge support from the NSF (grant no. DMR-1506620). L.S. is supported by the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials under the NSF (grant no. DMR-1231319). The simulations were run on the Odyssey cluster supported by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Division of Science, Research Computing Group at Harvard University.
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National Key Research and Development Program of China2016YFA0301302
National Key Research and Development Program of China2013CB328704
National Natural Science Foundation of China61435001
National Natural Science Foundation of China11474011
National Natural Science Foundation of China11654003
National Natural Science Foundation of China11527901
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NSFDMR-1231319
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Official Citation:Chaos-assisted broadband momentum transformation in optical microresonators BY XUEFENG JIANG, LINBO SHAO, SHU-XIN ZHANG, XU YI, JAN WIERSIG, LI WANG, QIHUANG GONG, MARKO LONČAR, LAN YANG, YUN-FENG XIAO SCIENCE 20 OCT 2017 : 344-347
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