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Synchronization of Electro-Optically Modulated Kerr Soliton to a Chip-Scale Mode-Locked Laser PIC via Regenerative Harmonic Injection Locking

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Scott Papp, Travis Briles, Jordan Stone

Abstract

A InP-based mode-locked laser photonic integrated circuit with a repetition rate of 10 GHz is optically synchronized to a SiN microresonator-based dissipative Kerr soliton with a rep- etition rate of 305 GHz. The synchronization is achieved through regenerative harmonic injection locking assisted with electro- optic division which results in an optical frequency division factor of 18×. The repetition rate of the dissipative Kerr soliton is stabilized through electro-optic division and transferred to the mode-locked laser, where we measure a fractional frequency instability in the repetition rate of 10−10 at 1 second with a 1/τ trend. Furthermore, we also stabilize the repetition rate of the dissipative Kerr soliton using the mode-locked laser's repetition rate beat as a feedback point.
Citation
Journal of Lightwave Technology

Citation

Papp, S. , Briles, T. and Stone, J. (2022), Synchronization of Electro-Optically Modulated Kerr Soliton to a Chip-Scale Mode-Locked Laser PIC via Regenerative Harmonic Injection Locking, Journal of Lightwave Technology, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=933556 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created March 15, 2022, Updated March 26, 2024