4 March 2014 Nonlinear dynamics of comb generation in optical microresonators
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Various aspects of the nonlinear dynamics of Kerr frequency comb generation in optical microresonators are considered. It is shown that the comb generation process can, for the case of a single continuous wave pump, be given a simple interpretation in terms of modulational instability and that the essential dynamics can be captured using a three wave mode truncation for the pump mode and the dominant sideband pair. This idea is also extended using a four wave model to analyze an alternative dual pump configuration, for which comb generation may occur without a pump intensity threshold in both the normal and the anomalous dispersion regime.
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To. Hansson, To. Hansson, D. Modotto, D. Modotto, S. Wabnitz, S. Wabnitz, } "Nonlinear dynamics of comb generation in optical microresonators", Proc. SPIE 8960, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVI, 896002 (4 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2036830; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2036830
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