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Search Publications by: Scott Papp (Fed)

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Nonlinear Networks for Arbitrary Optical Synthesis

May 19, 2023
Jennifer Black, Zachary Newman, Su-Peng Yu, David Carlson, Scott Papp
Nonlinear wavelength conversion is a powerful control of light, especially when implemented at the nanoscale with integrated photonics. However, strict energy conservation and phase-matching requirements constrain the converted output. To overcome these

Integrating planar photonics for multi-beam generation and atomic clock packaging on chip

April 3, 2023
Chad Ropp, Wenqi Zhu, Alexander Yulaev, Daron Westly, Gregory Simelgor, Akash Rakholia, William Lunden, Dan Sheredy, Martin Boyd, Scott Papp, Amit Agrawal, Vladimir Aksyuk
The commercialization of atomic technologies requires replacing laboratory-scale laser setups with compact and manufacturable optical platforms. Complex arrangements of free-space beams can be generated on chip through a combination of integrated photonics

Optical-parametric oscillation in photonic-crystal ring resonators

October 20, 2022
Jennifer Black, Grant Brodnik, Haixin Liu, Su-Peng Yu, David Carlson, Jizhao Zang, Travis Briles, Scott Papp
By-design access to laser wavelength, especially with integrated photonics, is critical to advance quantum sensors, such as optical clocks and quantum-information systems, and open opportunities in optical communication. Semiconductor-laser gain provides

Single-atom trapping in a metasurface-lens optical tweezer

August 1, 2022
Ting-Wei Hsu, Wenqi Zhu, Tobias Thiele, Mark Brown, Scott Papp, Amit Agrawal, Cindy Regal
Single neutral atoms in optical tweezers have become an important platform for quantum simulation, computing, and metrology [1-3]. With ground-up control similar to trapped ions, individual atoms can be prepared and entangled [2, 4, 5], and the scalability

Photonic crystal resonators for inverse-designed multi-dimensional optical interconnects

June 9, 2022
Jizhao Zang, C. SHIRPURKAR, K.Y. YANG, David Carlson, Su-peng Yu, Erwan Lucas, S.V. PERICHERLA, J. Yang, M. GUIDRY, D. LUKIN, L. TRASK, F. AFLATOUNI, J. VUVC KOVI'C, Scott Papp, P.J. DELFYETT
We experimentally demonstrate a 40-channel 400 Gbps optical communication link utilizing wavelength division multiplexing and mode-division multiplexing. This link utilizes a novel 400 GHz photonic crystal resonator as a chip-scale frequency comb source

Towards integrated photonic interposers for processing octave-spanning microresonator frequency combs

May 26, 2021
Ashutosh Rao, Gregory Moille, Xiyuan Lu, Daron Westly, Davide Sacchetto, Michael Geiselmann, Michael Zervas, Scott Papp, John E. Bowers, Kartik Srinivasan
Microcombs - optical frequency combs generated in microresonators - have advanced tremendously in the last decade, and are advantageous for applications in frequency metrology, navigation, spectroscopy, telecommunications, and microwave photonics

Spontaneous Pulse Formation in Edgeless Photonic Crystal Resonators

April 29, 2021
Su P. Yu, Daniel Cole, Hojoong Jung, Gregory Moille, Kartik Srinivasan, Scott Papp
Complex systems are a proving ground for fundamental interactions between components and their collective emergent phenomena. Through intricate design, integrated photonics offers intriguing nonlinear inter- actions that create new patterns of light. In

Inverse-designed multi-dimensional silicon photonic transmitters

March 25, 2021
Travis Briles, Jordan Stone, Scott Papp
Modern microelectronic processors have migrated towards parallel computing architectures with many-core processors. However, such expansion comes with diminishing returns exacted by the high cost of data movement between individual processors. The use of

Group-velocity dispersion engineering of tantalum pentoxide integrated photonics

February 9, 2021
Jennifer Black, Richelle H. Streater, Kieran F. LaMee, David Carlson, Su P. Yu, Scott Papp
Designing integrated photonics, especially to leverage Kerr-nonlinear optics, requires accurate and precise knowledge of refractive index across the visible to infrared spectral ranges. Tantalum pentoxide (Ta2O5, tantala) is an emerging material platform

Mid-infrared frequency combs at 10 GHz

June 29, 2020
Abijith S. Kowligy, David Carlson, Daniel D. Hickstein, Henry R. Timmers, Alexander Lind, Scott Papp, Scott Diddams
We demonstrate 10 GHz mid-infrared frequency combs spanning 3-5 μm and 7-11 μm that are generated with few-cycle electro-optic pulses and intrapulse difference-frequency generation.

Ultranarrow linewidth photonic-atomic laser

January 8, 2020
Wei Zhang, Liron Stern, David R. Carlson, Douglas G. Bopp, Zachary L. Newman, Songbai Kang, John Kitching, Scott Papp
Lasers with high spectral purity can enable a diverse application space, including precision spectroscopy, coherent high-speed communications, physical sensing, and manipulation of quantum systems. Already, meticulous design and construction of bench Fabry

Milliwatt-threshold visible-telecom optical parametric oscillation using silicon nanophotonics

December 20, 2019
Xiyuan Lu, Gregory Moille, Anshuman Singh, Qing Li, Daron Westly, Ashutosh Rao, Su P. Yu, Travis Briles, Scott Papp, Kartik Srinivasan
The on-chip creation of coherent light at visible wavelengths is of interest to many applications in spectroscopy, sensing, and metrology. Towards that goal, here we propose and demonstrate the first on-chip visible-telecom optical parameteric oscillator

Broadband Resonator-Waveguide Coupling for Efficient Extraction of Octave Spanning Microcombs

October 1, 2019
Gregory Moille, Qing Li, Travis Briles, Su P. Yu, Tara E. Drake, Xiyuan Lu, Ashutosh Rao, Daron Westly, Scott Papp, Kartik Srinivasan
Frequency combs spanning over an octave have been successfully demonstrated on-chip in Kerr nonlinear microresonators, thanks to their large effective nonlinearity and ability to support a suitable dispersion profile. Efficient extraction of intracavity

Kerr Microresonator Soliton Frequency Combs at Cryogenic Temperatures

September 27, 2019
Gregory Moille, Xiyuan Lu, Ashutosh Rao, Qing Li, Daron Westly, Leonardo Ranzani, Scott Papp, Mohammad Soltani, Kartik Srinivasan
We present measurements of silicon nitride nonlinear microresonators and frequency comb generation at cryogenic temperatures as low as 7 K. A resulting two orders of magnitude reduction in the thermo-refractive coefficient relative to room-temperature

Terahertz-Rate Kerr-Microresonator Optical Clockwork

August 12, 2019
Tara E. Drake, Travis Briles, Daryl T. Spencer II, Jordan R. Stone, David R. Carlson, Daniel D. Hickstein, Qing Li, Daron A. Westly, Kartik A. Srinivasan, Scott A. Diddams, Scott B. Papp
Kerr microresonators generate interesting and useful fundamental states of electromagnetic radiation through nonlinear interactions of continuous-wave (CW) laser light. When implemented with photonic-integration techniques, functional devices with low

A microrod optical-frequency reference in the ambient environment

August 6, 2019
Wei Zhang, Frederick N. Baynes, Scott Diddams, Scott Papp
We present an ultrahigh-Q microrod resonator operated under ambient conditions that supports laser fractional frequency stabilization to the thermal-noise limit of 3 x 10−13 and a linewidth of 62 Hz. We characterize the technical-noise mechanisms for laser

Efficient telecom-to-visible spectral translation through ultra-low power nonlinear nanophotonics

June 24, 2019
Xiyuan Lu, Gregory Moille, Qing Li, Daron Westly, Anshuman Singh, Ashutosh Rao, Su P. Yu, Travis Briles, Scott Papp, Kartik Srinivasan
The ability to spectrally translate lightwave signals in a compact, low-power platform is at the heart of the promise of nonlinear nanophotonic technologies. For example, a device to connect the telecommunications band with visible and short near-infrared

Self-organized nonlinear gratings for ultrafast nanophotonics

June 3, 2019
Daniel D. Hickstein, David R. Carlson, Haridas Mundoor, Jacob B. Khurgin, Kartik A. Srinivasan, Daron A. Westly, Abijith S. Kowligy, Ivan I. Smalyukh, Scott A. Diddams, Scott B. Papp
We present the first demonstration of automatically quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic generation using femtosecond pulses. The high-confinement geometry of silicon-nitride nanophotonic waveguides provides group-velocity matching, which enables efficient

Architecture for the photonic integration of an optical atomic clock

May 20, 2019
Zachary L. Newman, Vincent N. Maurice, Tara E. Drake, Jordan R. Stone, Travis Briles, Daryl T. Spencer II, Connor D. Fredrick, Qing Li, Daron A. Westly, Bojan R. Ilic, B. Shen, M.-G Suh, K. Y. Yang, C Johnson, D.M. S. Johnson, Leo Hollberg, K. Vahala, Kartik A. Srinivasan, Scott A. Diddams, John E. Kitching, Scott B. Papp, Matthew T. Hummon
Optical atomic clocks, which rely on high-frequency, narrow-line optical transitions to stabilize a clock laser, outperform their microwave counterparts by several orders of magnitude due to their inherently large quality factors. Optical clocks based on

Dual comb spectroscopy with tailored spectral broadening in nanophotonic Si3N4

April 15, 2019
Esther Baumann, Edgar Perez, Gabriel M. Colacion, Fabrizio Giorgetta, Kevin Cossel, Gabriel Ycas, David Carlson, Kartik Srinivasan, Scott Papp, Ian Coddington, Nathan R. Newbury
Spectral broadening of compact robust Er+: fiber combs is demonstrated with tailored Si3N4 waveguides to obtain spectrally-smooth broadened light in the 2 μm 2.5 μm atmospheric water window for gas spectroscopy. This successfully extends the Er+ spectrum

Reversible Kerr-soliton generation

October 16, 2018
Daniel C. Cole, Jordan R. Stone, Scott B. Papp
We demonstrate deterministic and reversible generation of single Kerr-microresonator solitons using a phase-modulated pump laser. In agreement with simulations, modulation enables soliton generation from a below-threshold background and provides control of

Fully self-referenced frequency comb consuming 5 Watts of electrical power

September 12, 2018
Paritosh Manurkar, Edgar F. Perez, Daniel D. Hickstein, David R. Carlson, Jeffrey T. Chiles, Daron A. Westly, Esther Baumann, Scott A. Diddams, Nathan R. Newbury, Kartik A. Srinivasan, Scott B. Papp, Ian R. Coddington
We present a hybrid fiber/waveguide design for a 100-MHz frequency comb that is fully self- referenced and temperature controlled with less than 5 W of electrical power. Self-referencing is achieved by supercontinuum generation in a silicon nitride

An electro-optic ultrafast light source with sub-cycle stability

August 8, 2018
David R. Carlson, Daniel D. Hickstein, Wei Zhang, Andrew J. Metcalf, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Scott A. Diddams, Scott B. Papp
Optical frequency combs can produce femtosecond light pulses with sub-cycle precision, and are typically made by relying on the intrinsic stability of mode-locked lasers. Now, by carving a continuous-wave laser into pulses via electro-optic modulation (EOM

Thermal and Nonlinear Dissipative-Soliton Dynamics in Kerr Microresonator Frequency Combs

August 8, 2018
Jordan R. Stone, Travis Briles, Tara E. Drake, Daryl T. Spencer, David R. Carlson, Scott A. Diddams, Scott B. Papp
We report on radiofrequency techniques to reliably generate and control dissipative-Kerr- soliton microresonator frequency combs. Since the pump-laser frequency detuning to the resonator primarily determines the soliton dynamics, we devise an offset Pound