Modulation Instability Induced Frequency Comb Generation in a Continuously Pumped Optical Parametric Oscillator.

  title={Modulation Instability Induced Frequency Comb Generation in a Continuously Pumped Optical Parametric Oscillator.},
  author={Simona Mosca and M. Parisi and Iolanda Ricciardi and François Leo and Tobias Hansson and Miro Erkintalo and Pasquale Maddaloni and Paolo De Natale and Stefan Wabnitz and Maurizio De Rosa},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={121 9},
Continuously pumped passive nonlinear cavities can be harnessed for the creation of novel optical frequency combs. While most research has focused on third-order "Kerr" nonlinear interactions, recent studies have shown that frequency comb formation can also occur via second-order nonlinear effects. Here, we report on the formation of quadratic combs in optical parametric oscillator (OPO) configurations. Specifically, we demonstrate that optical frequency combs can be generated in the parametric… Expand
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