Optical frequency combs generated mechanically

Sumetsky, M. (2017). Optical frequency combs generated mechanically. Optics Letters, 42 (16), pp. 3197-3200.

Abstract

An elongated bottle microresonator with nanoscale parabolic effective radius variation can possess a series of dense equally spaced optical eigenfrequencies whose separation can match the eigenfrequency of its axially symmetric acoustic mode. It is shown that this acoustic mode can parametrically excite optical modes and give rise to a highly equidistant and moderately broadband optical frequency comb with the teeth spacing independent of the input laser power and the amplitude of mechanical vibrations.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.42.003197
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Institute of Photonics
Additional Information: Published by The Optical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Funding: Royal Society (WM130110); Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (H2020) (H2020-EU.1.3.3, 691011); EPSRC (EP/P006183/1).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2017-08-15
Authors: Sumetsky, M.

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