Abstract

We report on generation of a 20nm wide, 35GHz repetition rate optical frequency comb in a magnesium fluoride whispering gallery mode resonator pumped with 2mW of 1543nm light. The high efficiency of comb generation is associated with the small anomalous group velocity dispersion of the resonator. Growth dynamics of the comb is studied and compared with earlier theoretical predictions.

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2010 (7)

Y. K. Chembo and N. Yu, Phys. Rev. A 82, 033801 (2010).
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L. Maleki, V. S. Ilchenko, A. A. Savchenkov, W. Liang, D. Seidel, and A. B. Matsko, in Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (2010), pp. 558–563.
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W. Liang, V. S. Ilchenko, A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki, Opt. Lett. 35, 2822 (2010).
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J. S. Levy, A. Gondarenko, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner-Foster, A. L. Gaeta, and M. Lipson, Nat. Photon. 4, 37 (2010).
[CrossRef]

L. Razzari, D. Duchesne, M. Ferrera, R. Morandotti, S. Chu, B. E. Little, and D. J. Moss, Nat. Photon. 4, 41 (2010).
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H. Tavernier, P. Salzenstein, K. Volyanskiy, Y. K. Chembo, and L. Larger, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1629 (2010).

J. Hofer, A. Schliesser, and T. J. Kippenberg, Phys. Rev. A 82, 031804(R) (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (4)

O. Arcizet, A. Schliesser, P. Del’Haye, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, in Practical Applications of Microresonators in Optics and Photonics, A.B.Matsko, ed. (CRC Press, 2009), Chap. 11.

I. H. Agha, Y. Okawachi, and A. L. Gaeta, Opt. Express 17, 16209 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Del’Haye, T. Herr, E. Gavartin, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, “Octave spanning frequency comb on a chip,” arXiv:0912.4890v1 (2009).

I. S. Grudinin, N. Yu, and L. Maleki, Opt. Lett. 34, 878 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (2)

H. Tavernier, N. N. T. Kim, P. Feron, R. Bendoula, P. Salzenstein, E. Rubiola, and L. Larger, in Proceedings of the 22nd European Time and Frequency Forum (2008), paper FPE-0179.

A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, V. S. Ilchenko, I. Solomatine, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 093902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (2)

A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, V. S. Ilchenko, N. Yu, and L. Maleki, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2988 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Del’Haye, A. Schliesser, O. Arcizet, T. Wilken, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, Nature 450, 1214 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (1)

I. S. Grudinin, A. B. Matsko, A. A. Savchenkov, D. Strekalov, V. S. Ilchenko, and L. Maleki, Opt. Commun. 265, 33 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

A. B. Matsko, A. A. Savchenkov, D. Strekalov, V. S. Ilchenko, and L. Maleki, Phys. Rev. A 71, 033804 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

J. L. Hall and T. W. Hänsch, in Femtosecond Optical Frequency Comb, J.Ye and S.T.Cundiff, eds. (Springer, 2004).

1999 (1)

1992 (1)

Agha, I. H.

Alnis, J.

J. Alnis, A. Schliesser, C. Y. Wang, J. Hofer, T. J. Kippenberg, and T. W. Hänsch, “Thermal-noise limited laser stabilization to a crystalline whispering-gallery-mode resonator,” arXiv:1102.4227 (2011).

Arcizet, O.

O. Arcizet, A. Schliesser, P. Del’Haye, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, in Practical Applications of Microresonators in Optics and Photonics, A.B.Matsko, ed. (CRC Press, 2009), Chap. 11.

P. Del’Haye, A. Schliesser, O. Arcizet, T. Wilken, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, Nature 450, 1214 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bendoula, R.

H. Tavernier, N. N. T. Kim, P. Feron, R. Bendoula, P. Salzenstein, E. Rubiola, and L. Larger, in Proceedings of the 22nd European Time and Frequency Forum (2008), paper FPE-0179.

Chembo, Y. K.

H. Tavernier, P. Salzenstein, K. Volyanskiy, Y. K. Chembo, and L. Larger, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1629 (2010).

Y. K. Chembo and N. Yu, Phys. Rev. A 82, 033801 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chu, S.

L. Razzari, D. Duchesne, M. Ferrera, R. Morandotti, S. Chu, B. E. Little, and D. J. Moss, Nat. Photon. 4, 41 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Del’Haye, P.

P. Del’Haye, T. Herr, E. Gavartin, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, “Octave spanning frequency comb on a chip,” arXiv:0912.4890v1 (2009).

O. Arcizet, A. Schliesser, P. Del’Haye, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, in Practical Applications of Microresonators in Optics and Photonics, A.B.Matsko, ed. (CRC Press, 2009), Chap. 11.

P. Del’Haye, A. Schliesser, O. Arcizet, T. Wilken, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, Nature 450, 1214 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Diddams, S. A.

T. J. Kippenberg, R. Holzwarth, and S. A. Diddams, Science 332, 555 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Duchesne, D.

L. Razzari, D. Duchesne, M. Ferrera, R. Morandotti, S. Chu, B. E. Little, and D. J. Moss, Nat. Photon. 4, 41 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Feron, P.

H. Tavernier, N. N. T. Kim, P. Feron, R. Bendoula, P. Salzenstein, E. Rubiola, and L. Larger, in Proceedings of the 22nd European Time and Frequency Forum (2008), paper FPE-0179.

Ferrera, M.

L. Razzari, D. Duchesne, M. Ferrera, R. Morandotti, S. Chu, B. E. Little, and D. J. Moss, Nat. Photon. 4, 41 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Foster, M. A.

M. A. Foster, J. S. Levy, O. Kuzucu, K. Saha, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “A silicon-based monolithic optical frequency comb source,” arXiv:1102.0326 (2011).

J. S. Levy, A. Gondarenko, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner-Foster, A. L. Gaeta, and M. Lipson, Nat. Photon. 4, 37 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Gaeta, A. L.

M. A. Foster, J. S. Levy, O. Kuzucu, K. Saha, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “A silicon-based monolithic optical frequency comb source,” arXiv:1102.0326 (2011).

J. S. Levy, A. Gondarenko, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner-Foster, A. L. Gaeta, and M. Lipson, Nat. Photon. 4, 37 (2010).
[CrossRef]

I. H. Agha, Y. Okawachi, and A. L. Gaeta, Opt. Express 17, 16209 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gavartin, E.

P. Del’Haye, T. Herr, E. Gavartin, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, “Octave spanning frequency comb on a chip,” arXiv:0912.4890v1 (2009).

Gondarenko, A.

J. S. Levy, A. Gondarenko, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner-Foster, A. L. Gaeta, and M. Lipson, Nat. Photon. 4, 37 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Grudinin, I. S.

I. S. Grudinin, N. Yu, and L. Maleki, Opt. Lett. 34, 878 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. S. Grudinin, A. B. Matsko, A. A. Savchenkov, D. Strekalov, V. S. Ilchenko, and L. Maleki, Opt. Commun. 265, 33 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Haelterman, M.

Hall, J. L.

J. L. Hall and T. W. Hänsch, in Femtosecond Optical Frequency Comb, J.Ye and S.T.Cundiff, eds. (Springer, 2004).

Hänsch, T. W.

J. Alnis, A. Schliesser, C. Y. Wang, J. Hofer, T. J. Kippenberg, and T. W. Hänsch, “Thermal-noise limited laser stabilization to a crystalline whispering-gallery-mode resonator,” arXiv:1102.4227 (2011).

J. L. Hall and T. W. Hänsch, in Femtosecond Optical Frequency Comb, J.Ye and S.T.Cundiff, eds. (Springer, 2004).

Herr, T.

P. Del’Haye, T. Herr, E. Gavartin, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, “Octave spanning frequency comb on a chip,” arXiv:0912.4890v1 (2009).

Hofer, J.

J. Alnis, A. Schliesser, C. Y. Wang, J. Hofer, T. J. Kippenberg, and T. W. Hänsch, “Thermal-noise limited laser stabilization to a crystalline whispering-gallery-mode resonator,” arXiv:1102.4227 (2011).

J. Hofer, A. Schliesser, and T. J. Kippenberg, Phys. Rev. A 82, 031804(R) (2010).
[CrossRef]

Holzwarth, R.

T. J. Kippenberg, R. Holzwarth, and S. A. Diddams, Science 332, 555 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Arcizet, A. Schliesser, P. Del’Haye, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, in Practical Applications of Microresonators in Optics and Photonics, A.B.Matsko, ed. (CRC Press, 2009), Chap. 11.

P. Del’Haye, T. Herr, E. Gavartin, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, “Octave spanning frequency comb on a chip,” arXiv:0912.4890v1 (2009).

P. Del’Haye, A. Schliesser, O. Arcizet, T. Wilken, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, Nature 450, 1214 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ilchenko, V. S.

L. Maleki, V. S. Ilchenko, A. A. Savchenkov, W. Liang, D. Seidel, and A. B. Matsko, in Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (2010), pp. 558–563.
[CrossRef]

W. Liang, V. S. Ilchenko, A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki, Opt. Lett. 35, 2822 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, V. S. Ilchenko, I. Solomatine, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 093902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, V. S. Ilchenko, N. Yu, and L. Maleki, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2988 (2007).
[CrossRef]

I. S. Grudinin, A. B. Matsko, A. A. Savchenkov, D. Strekalov, V. S. Ilchenko, and L. Maleki, Opt. Commun. 265, 33 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. B. Matsko, A. A. Savchenkov, D. Strekalov, V. S. Ilchenko, and L. Maleki, Phys. Rev. A 71, 033804 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kim, N. N. T.

H. Tavernier, N. N. T. Kim, P. Feron, R. Bendoula, P. Salzenstein, E. Rubiola, and L. Larger, in Proceedings of the 22nd European Time and Frequency Forum (2008), paper FPE-0179.

Kippenberg, T. J.

J. Alnis, A. Schliesser, C. Y. Wang, J. Hofer, T. J. Kippenberg, and T. W. Hänsch, “Thermal-noise limited laser stabilization to a crystalline whispering-gallery-mode resonator,” arXiv:1102.4227 (2011).

T. J. Kippenberg, R. Holzwarth, and S. A. Diddams, Science 332, 555 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Hofer, A. Schliesser, and T. J. Kippenberg, Phys. Rev. A 82, 031804(R) (2010).
[CrossRef]

O. Arcizet, A. Schliesser, P. Del’Haye, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, in Practical Applications of Microresonators in Optics and Photonics, A.B.Matsko, ed. (CRC Press, 2009), Chap. 11.

P. Del’Haye, T. Herr, E. Gavartin, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, “Octave spanning frequency comb on a chip,” arXiv:0912.4890v1 (2009).

P. Del’Haye, A. Schliesser, O. Arcizet, T. Wilken, R. Holzwarth, and T. J. Kippenberg, Nature 450, 1214 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kumar, P.

Kuzucu, O.

M. A. Foster, J. S. Levy, O. Kuzucu, K. Saha, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “A silicon-based monolithic optical frequency comb source,” arXiv:1102.0326 (2011).

Larger, L.

H. Tavernier, P. Salzenstein, K. Volyanskiy, Y. K. Chembo, and L. Larger, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1629 (2010).

H. Tavernier, N. N. T. Kim, P. Feron, R. Bendoula, P. Salzenstein, E. Rubiola, and L. Larger, in Proceedings of the 22nd European Time and Frequency Forum (2008), paper FPE-0179.

Levy, J. S.

M. A. Foster, J. S. Levy, O. Kuzucu, K. Saha, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “A silicon-based monolithic optical frequency comb source,” arXiv:1102.0326 (2011).

J. S. Levy, A. Gondarenko, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner-Foster, A. L. Gaeta, and M. Lipson, Nat. Photon. 4, 37 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Liang, W.

L. Maleki, V. S. Ilchenko, A. A. Savchenkov, W. Liang, D. Seidel, and A. B. Matsko, in Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (2010), pp. 558–563.
[CrossRef]

W. Liang, V. S. Ilchenko, A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki, Opt. Lett. 35, 2822 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lipson, M.

M. A. Foster, J. S. Levy, O. Kuzucu, K. Saha, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “A silicon-based monolithic optical frequency comb source,” arXiv:1102.0326 (2011).

J. S. Levy, A. Gondarenko, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner-Foster, A. L. Gaeta, and M. Lipson, Nat. Photon. 4, 37 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Little, B. E.

L. Razzari, D. Duchesne, M. Ferrera, R. Morandotti, S. Chu, B. E. Little, and D. J. Moss, Nat. Photon. 4, 41 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Maleki, L.

L. Maleki, V. S. Ilchenko, A. A. Savchenkov, W. Liang, D. Seidel, and A. B. Matsko, in Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (2010), pp. 558–563.
[CrossRef]

W. Liang, V. S. Ilchenko, A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki, Opt. Lett. 35, 2822 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. S. Grudinin, N. Yu, and L. Maleki, Opt. Lett. 34, 878 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, V. S. Ilchenko, I. Solomatine, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 093902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, V. S. Ilchenko, N. Yu, and L. Maleki, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2988 (2007).
[CrossRef]

I. S. Grudinin, A. B. Matsko, A. A. Savchenkov, D. Strekalov, V. S. Ilchenko, and L. Maleki, Opt. Commun. 265, 33 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. B. Matsko, A. A. Savchenkov, D. Strekalov, V. S. Ilchenko, and L. Maleki, Phys. Rev. A 71, 033804 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Matsko, A. B.

L. Maleki, V. S. Ilchenko, A. A. Savchenkov, W. Liang, D. Seidel, and A. B. Matsko, in Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (2010), pp. 558–563.
[CrossRef]

W. Liang, V. S. Ilchenko, A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki, Opt. Lett. 35, 2822 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, V. S. Ilchenko, I. Solomatine, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 093902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, V. S. Ilchenko, N. Yu, and L. Maleki, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2988 (2007).
[CrossRef]

I. S. Grudinin, A. B. Matsko, A. A. Savchenkov, D. Strekalov, V. S. Ilchenko, and L. Maleki, Opt. Commun. 265, 33 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. B. Matsko, A. A. Savchenkov, D. Strekalov, V. S. Ilchenko, and L. Maleki, Phys. Rev. A 71, 033804 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Morandotti, R.

L. Razzari, D. Duchesne, M. Ferrera, R. Morandotti, S. Chu, B. E. Little, and D. J. Moss, Nat. Photon. 4, 41 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Moss, D. J.

L. Razzari, D. Duchesne, M. Ferrera, R. Morandotti, S. Chu, B. E. Little, and D. J. Moss, Nat. Photon. 4, 41 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Okawachi, Y.

Razzari, L.

L. Razzari, D. Duchesne, M. Ferrera, R. Morandotti, S. Chu, B. E. Little, and D. J. Moss, Nat. Photon. 4, 41 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Rubiola, E.

H. Tavernier, N. N. T. Kim, P. Feron, R. Bendoula, P. Salzenstein, E. Rubiola, and L. Larger, in Proceedings of the 22nd European Time and Frequency Forum (2008), paper FPE-0179.

Saha, K.

M. A. Foster, J. S. Levy, O. Kuzucu, K. Saha, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “A silicon-based monolithic optical frequency comb source,” arXiv:1102.0326 (2011).

Salzenstein, P.

H. Tavernier, P. Salzenstein, K. Volyanskiy, Y. K. Chembo, and L. Larger, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1629 (2010).

H. Tavernier, N. N. T. Kim, P. Feron, R. Bendoula, P. Salzenstein, E. Rubiola, and L. Larger, in Proceedings of the 22nd European Time and Frequency Forum (2008), paper FPE-0179.

Savchenkov, A. A.

L. Maleki, V. S. Ilchenko, A. A. Savchenkov, W. Liang, D. Seidel, and A. B. Matsko, in Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (2010), pp. 558–563.
[CrossRef]

W. Liang, V. S. Ilchenko, A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki, Opt. Lett. 35, 2822 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, V. S. Ilchenko, I. Solomatine, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 093902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, V. S. Ilchenko, N. Yu, and L. Maleki, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2988 (2007).
[CrossRef]

I. S. Grudinin, A. B. Matsko, A. A. Savchenkov, D. Strekalov, V. S. Ilchenko, and L. Maleki, Opt. Commun. 265, 33 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. B. Matsko, A. A. Savchenkov, D. Strekalov, V. S. Ilchenko, and L. Maleki, Phys. Rev. A 71, 033804 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Schliesser, A.

J. Alnis, A. Schliesser, C. Y. Wang, J. Hofer, T. J. Kippenberg, and T. W. Hänsch, “Thermal-noise limited laser stabilization to a crystalline whispering-gallery-mode resonator,” arXiv:1102.4227 (2011).

J. Hofer, A. Schliesser, and T. J. Kippenberg, Phys. Rev. A 82, 031804(R) (2010).
[CrossRef]

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(a) Observed Kerr comb centered at 1543 nm . (b) Frequency spectrum of the rf signal produced by the comb at the output of a fast photodiode ( 100 Hz resolution bandwidth).

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Schematic of the experimental setup and picture of the WGM resonator.

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Fig. 3

Growth of the frequency comb generated in the MgF 2 resonator pumped with cw light. The loading of the resonator decreases from (a) to (d). The lowest threshold comb has harmonics separated by 22 FSR (a). Reduction of loading results in generation of a comb with 9 FSR repetition rate (b). Further increase of the loaded Q-factor results in filling the gaps between the modes. Finally, the comb transforms to that in Fig. 1.

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Table 1 Parameters of Some Kerr Combs Observed So Far

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