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Brillouin-Enhanced Hyperparametric Generation of an Optical Frequency Comb in a Monolithic Highly Nonlinear Fiber Cavity Pumped by a cw Laser

Published

Author(s)

Danielle Braje, Leo W. Hollberg, Scott A. Diddams

Abstract

We demonstrate self-seeded, broadband comb generated in a monolithic highly nonlinear fiber res- onator. When pumped with a CW 1550-nm laser, the fiber cavity generates a comb with two characteristic spacings. Hyperparametric modes spaced by 2 THz create the base structure of the comb while commensurate Brillouin modes spaced by 10 GHz populate the intermediate frequency gaps. The frequency modes are coherent, and the repetition rate of the comb may be locked.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
102

Keywords

brillouin scattering, monolithic resonator, nonlinear generation, optical frequency comb, 10 GHz oscillator

Citation

Braje, D. , Hollberg, L. and Diddams, S. (2009), Brillouin-Enhanced Hyperparametric Generation of an Optical Frequency Comb in a Monolithic Highly Nonlinear Fiber Cavity Pumped by a cw Laser, Physical Review Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=842582 (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created May 15, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017