RF Photonics : An Optical Microcombs' Perspective

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

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Author(s)

  • Jiayang Wu
  • Xingyuan Xu
  • Thach G. Nguyen
  • Brent E. Little
  • Roberto Morandotti
  • Arnan Mitchell
  • David J. Moss

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number6101020
Journal / PublicationIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Volume24
Issue number4
Online published13 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

Abstract

Over the past decade, optical frequency combs generated by high-Q microresonators, or optical microcombs, which feature compact device footprints, low power consumption, and high repetition rates in broad optical bandwidths, have led to a revolution in a wide range of fields including metrology, telecommunications, radio frequency (RF) photonics, spectroscopy, sensing, and quantum optics. Among these, an application that has attracted great interest is the use of optical microcombs for RF photonics, where they offer enhanced functionalities as well as reduced size and power consumption over other approaches. This paper reviews the recent advances in this emerging field. We provide an overview of the main achievements that have been obtained to date, and highlight the strong potential of optical microcombs for RF photonics applications. We also discuss some of the open challenges and limitations that need to be addressed for practical applications.

Research Area(s)

  • integrated optics, nonlinear optics, optical Kerr effect, Optical parametric oscillators

Citation Format(s)

RF Photonics : An Optical Microcombs' Perspective. / Wu, Jiayang; Xu, Xingyuan; Nguyen, Thach G.; Chu, Sai Tak; Little, Brent E.; Morandotti, Roberto; Mitchell, Arnan; Moss, David J.

In: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Vol. 24, No. 4, 6101020, 07.2018.

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