Program-controlled single soliton microcomb source

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Author(s)

  • Xinyu Wang
  • Peng Xie
  • Weiqiang Wang
  • Yang Wang
  • Zhizhou Lu
  • Leiran Wang
  • Brent E. Little
  • Wei Zhao
  • Wenfu Zhang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-72
Journal / PublicationPhotonics Research
Volume9
Issue number1
Online published24 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Abstract

Soliton microcombs (SMCs) are spontaneously formed in a coherently pumped high-quality microresonator, which provides a new tool for use as an on-chip frequency comb for applications of high-precision metrology and spectroscopy. However, generation of SMCs seriously relies on advanced experimental techniques from professional scientists. Here, we experimentally demonstrate a program-controlled single SMC source where the intracavity thermal effect is timely balanced using an auxiliary laser during single SMC generation. The microcomb power is adopted as the criteria for microcomb states discrimination and a forward and backward thermal tuning technique is employed for the deterministic single SMC generation. Further, based on a closed-loop control system, the repetition rate stability of the SMC source improved more than 20 times and the pump frequency can be continuously tuned by simply changing the operation temperature. The reliability of the SMC source is verified by consecutive 200 generation trials and maintaining over 10 h. We believe the proposed SMC source will have significant promising influences in future SMC-based application development.

Citation Format(s)

Program-controlled single soliton microcomb source. / Wang, Xinyu; Xie, Peng; Wang, Weiqiang; Wang, Yang; Lu, Zhizhou; Wang, Leiran; Chu, Sai T.; Little, Brent E.; Zhao, Wei; Zhang, Wenfu.

In: Photonics Research, Vol. 9, No. 1, 01.01.2021, p. 66-72.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review