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|Author(s):||Scott A. Diddams; T. J. Klippenberg;|
|Title:||Microresonator based optical frequency combs|
|Published:||April 29, 2011|
|Abstract:||Optical frequency combs based on mode-locked laser sources have provided unprecedented measurement capabilities for optical frequencies, enabling new applications in a wide range of topics that include atomic clocks, ultracold gases, molecular fingerprinting, microwave photonics, and astronomy. In recent years a new optical frequency comb generation principle has emerged, that does not rely on conventional mode-locked lasers but instead uses parametric frequency conversion in high-Q microresonators. This approach not only offers compactness and chip-scale integration, but moreover provides direct access to high repetition rates in the range of 10-1000 GHz. Here we review this emerging technology, which yields opportunities for novel technologies as well as for fundamental science.|
|Pages:||pp. 555 - 559|
|Keywords:||frequency comb,microresonator,mode-locked laser|
|Research Areas:||Physics, Optical Technology, Optical Physics|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (995KB)|