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Self-referenced frequency combs using high-efficiency silicon nitride waveguides



David R. Carlson, Daniel D. Hickstein, Alexander J. Lind, Stefan Droste, Daron A. Westly, Nima Nader, Ian R. Coddington, Nathan R. Newbury, Kartik A. Srinivasan, Scott A. Diddams, Scott B. Papp


We utilize silicon nitride waveguides to self-reference telecom-wavelength fiber frequency combs through supercontinuum generation using less than 15 mW total optical average power. This is approximately ten times lower than conventional approaches using nonlinear fibers and is enabled by low-loss (
Optics Letters


Nonlinear optics, integrated optics, Supercontinuum generation, Ultrafast nonlinear optics


Carlson, D. , Hickstein, D. , Lind, A. , Droste, S. , Westly, D. , Nader, N. , Coddington, I. , Newbury, N. , Srinivasan, K. , Diddams, S. and Papp, S. (2017), Self-referenced frequency combs using high-efficiency silicon nitride waveguides, Optics Letters (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created June 12, 2017, Updated July 3, 2017