Optical frequency comb generation from a monolithic microresonator

  title={Optical frequency comb generation from a monolithic microresonator},
  author={Pascal Del’Haye and Albert Schliesser and Olivier Arcizet and Tobias Wilken and Ronald Holzwarth and Tobias J. Kippenberg},
Optical frequency combs provide equidistant frequency markers in the infrared, visible and ultraviolet, and can be used to link an unknown optical frequency to a radio or microwave frequency reference. Since their inception, frequency combs have triggered substantial advances in optical frequency metrology and precision measurements and in applications such as broadband laser-based gas sensing and molecular fingerprinting. Early work generated frequency combs by intra-cavity phase modulation… 

Mid-infrared frequency comb based on a quantum cascade laser

A compact, broadband, semiconductor frequency comb generator that operates in the mid-infrared, and it is demonstrated that the modes of a continuous-wave, free-running, broadband quantum cascade laser are phase-locked.

Frequency Comb Generation and Conversion in Non-Centrosymmetric Optical Microresonators

  • Jan SzabadosI. BreunigK. Buse
  • Physics
    2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
  • 2019
Optical frequency combs have become the key technology in optical precision measurements [1], bear a high potential for broadband, high-resolution molecular spectroscopy [2] and are promising to

Efficient visible frequency comb generation via Cherenkov radiation from a Kerr microcomb

Optical frequency combs enable state-of-the-art applications including frequency metrology, optical clocks, astronomical measurements, and sensing. Recent demonstrations of microresonator-based Kerr

Compact ultrafast frequency combs

Optical frequency combs provide a direct and phase-coherent link between the optical spectral region of the electromagnetic spectrum (i.e., hundreds of THz frequencies) and the radio-frequency domain

Mid-infrared optical frequency combs at 2.5 μm based on crystalline microresonators

This work demonstrates a novel approach to create mid-infrared optical frequency combs via four-wave mixing in a continuous-wave pumped ultra-high Q crystalline microresonator made of magnesium fluoride, which holds promise for new approaches to molecular spectroscopy.

Frequency combs on chip for interferometry applications

Optical frequency combs have revolutionized the field of laser spectroscopy. A frequency comb is a type of laser that generates an array of equally spaced coherent laser lines. Indeed, the

Optical Frequency Combs in Quadratically Nonlinear Resonators

A concise introduction to quadratic combs, a new class of efficient frequency comb synthesizers, with unique features, which could enable straightforward access to new spectral regions and stimulate novel applications.

Kerr optical frequency combs: theory, applications and perspectives

Abstract The optical frequency comb technology is one of the most important breakthrough in photonics in recent years. This concept has revolutionized the science of ultra-stable lightwave and

Octave-spanning semiconductor laser for frequency comb applications

The recent development of frequency combs has revolutionized the field of high-resolution spectroscopy. These combs can be used as frequency domain ‘rulers,’ and can be realized from either a

Frequency-noise measurements of optical frequency combs by multiple fringe-side discriminator

A new technique for direct characterization of the frequency noise of an optical frequency comb, requiring no supplementary reference lasers and easily applicable in all spectral regions from the terahertz to the ultraviolet is presented.



Colloquium: Femtosecond optical frequency combs

Recently there has been a remarkable synergy between the technologies of precision laser stabilization and mode-locked ultrafast lasers. This has resulted in control of the frequency spectrum

A frequency comb in the extreme ultraviolet

This work demonstrates intra-cavity high harmonic generation in the extreme ultraviolet, which promises to lead to another joint frontier of precision spectroscopy and ultrafast science.

High-precision wavelength calibration with laser frequency combs

We describe a possible new technique for precise wavelength calibration of high-resolution astronomical spectrographs using femtosecond-pulsed mode-locked lasers controlled by stable oscillators such

Phase-coherent frequency combs in the vacuum ultraviolet via high-harmonic generation inside a femtosecond enhancement cavity.

Optical-heterodyne-based measurements reveal that the coherent frequency comb structure of the original laser is fully preserved in the high-harmonic generation process and permits the efficient generation of phase-coherent high-order harmonics using only a standard laser oscillator without active amplification of single pulses.

Molecular fingerprinting with the resolved modes of a femtosecond laser frequency comb

The technique for direct and parallel accessing of stabilized frequency comb modes could find application in high-bandwidth spread-spectrum communications with increased security, high-resolution coherent quantum control, and arbitrary optical waveform synthesis with control at the optical radian level.

Highly selective terahertz optical frequency comb generator.

Using a 10.5-GHz resonant electro-optic modulator placed inside a resonant optical cavity, an optical frequency comb is generated with a span wider than 3 THz, and efficient output coupling of the desired sideband power from the comb generator is permitted.

Femtosecond optical frequency combs

A laser frequency comb allows the conversion of the very rapid oscillations of visible light of some 100’s of THz down to frequencies that can be handled with conventional electronics. This

High‐precision wavelength calibration of astronomical spectrographs with laser frequency combs

ABSTRACT We describe a possible new technique for precise wavelength calibration of high-resolutionastronomical spectrographs using femtosecond-pulsed mode-locked lasers controlled by sta-ble

Femtosecond Optical Frequency Comb: Principle, Operation and Applications

Femtosecond Laser Development.- Gigahertz Femtosecond Lasers.- Microstructure Fiber and White-light Generation.- Optical Comb Dynamics and Stabilization.- Femtosecond Noncollinear Parametric

Phase coherent vacuum-ultraviolet to radio frequency comparison with a mode-locked laser

A versatile new technique is demonstrated that provides a phase coherent link between optical frequencies and the radio frequency domain and determined a new value of the hydrogen 1S-2S two-photon resonance, representing now the most accurate measurement of an optical frequency.