Soliton crystals in Kerr resonators

  title={Soliton crystals in Kerr resonators},
  author={Daniel C. Cole and Erin S. Lamb and Pascal Del’Haye and Scott A. Diddams and Scott B. Papp},
  journal={Nature Photonics},
Self-organized solitons confined to an optical resonator would offer unique capabilities for experiments in communication, computation and sensing with light. Here, we report the observation of soliton crystals in monolithic Kerr microresonators—spontaneously and collectively ordered ensembles of co-propagating solitons whose interactions discretize their allowed temporal separations. We unambiguously identify and characterize soliton crystals through analysis of their ‘fingerprint’ optical… 
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