Dual-pumped degenerate Kerr oscillator in a silicon nitride microresonator

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Opt. Lett., OSA, Volume 40, Number 22, p.5267–5270 (2015)

URL:

http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-40-22-5267

Keywords:

four-wave mixing, integrated optics, Nonlinear optics, Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

Abstract:

<p>We demonstrate a degenerate parametric oscillator in a silicon nitride microresonator. We use two frequency-detuned pump waves to perform parametric four-wave mixing and operate in the normal group-velocity dispersion regime to produce signal and idler fields that are frequency degenerate. Our theoretical modeling shows that this regime enables generation of bimodal phase states, analogous to the chi(2)-based degenerate OPO. Our system offers potential for realization of CMOS-chip-based coherent optical computing and an all-optical quantum random number generator.</p>

okawachi_dual_pumped_kerr.pdf1.35 MB