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Micro-resonator soliton generated directly with a diode laser

Volet, Nicolas and Yi, Xu and Yang, Qi-Fan and Stanton, Eric J. and Morton, Paul A. and Yang, Ki Youl and Vahala, Kerry J. and Bowers, John E. (2018) Micro-resonator soliton generated directly with a diode laser. Laser and Photonics Reviews, 12 (5). Art. No. 1700307. ISSN 1863-8880. doi:10.1002/lpor.201700307.

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An external‐cavity diode laser for 1550‐nm wavelength is reported with ultra‐low noise, high power coupled to a fiber, and fast tunability. These characteristics enable the generation of an optical frequency comb in a silica micro‐resonator with a single‐soliton state. Neither an optical amplifier nor a modulator is used in the experiment. This demonstration greatly simplifies the soliton generation setup and represents a significant step forward to a fully integrated soliton comb system.

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Yi, Xu0000-0002-2485-1104
Yang, Qi-Fan0000-0002-7036-1712
Yang, Ki Youl0000-0002-0587-3201
Vahala, Kerry J.0000-0003-1783-1380
Bowers, John E.0000-0003-4270-8296
Additional Information:© 2018 WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Issue Online 18 May 2018; Version of Record online: 17 April 2018; Manuscript revised: 10 March 2018; Manuscript received: 13 November 2017. This research is supported by a DARPA MTO DODOS contract (HR0011-15-C-055). The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing official policies of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or the U.S. Government. N.V. acknowledges support from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The authors thank Rui-Lin Chao, Sarat Chandra Gundavarapu, and Xinbai Li for experimental assistance.
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)HR0011-15-C-055
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Single-mode lasers, nonlinear optics, integrated optics, temporal solitons
Issue or Number:5
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20180119-083251686
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Official Citation:N. Volet, X. Yi, Q. Yang, E. J. Stanton, P. A. Morton, K. Y. Yang, K. J. Vahala, J. E. Bowers, Laser & Photonics Reviews 2018, 12, 1700307.
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