Thermally controlled comb generation and soliton modelocking in microresonators

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Opt. Lett., OSA, Volume 41, Number 11, p.2565–2568 (2016)



four-wave mixing, integrated optics, Microcavity devices, Nonlinear optics


<p>We report, to the best of our knowledge, the first demonstration of thermally controlled soliton mode-locked frequency comb generation in microresonators. By controlling the electric current through heaters integrated with silicon nitride microresonators, we demonstrate a systematic and repeatable pathway to single- and multi-soliton mode-locked states without adjusting the pump laser wavelength. Such an approach could greatly simplify the generation of mode-locked frequency combs and facilitate applications such as chip-based dual-comb spectroscopy.</p>

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