Coupled optical microresonators for microwave all-optical generation and processing.

@article{Dumeige2015CoupledOM,
  title={Coupled optical microresonators for microwave all-optical generation and processing.},
  author={Yannick Dumeige and Patrice Feron},
  journal={Optics letters},
  year={2015},
  volume={40 14},
  pages={3237-40}
}
Two coupled microresonator systems with instantaneous nonlinear index can exhibit self-pulsing behavior and could be used as all-optical integrated microwave generators. The frequency of the RF signal is limited by the photon lifetime of the resonators. For oscillations at tens of GHz, semiconductor microdisks with moderate quality factors (≈10(4)) can be used. We show here that using an optimized design the frequency of the generated signal is not sensitive to microresonator resonance… CONTINUE READING