One paper slipped my attention in last week’s Publication Update, see updated post below. New papers are:
- Xu, X. et al. Reconfigurable broadband microwave photonic intensity differentiator based on an integrated optical frequency comb source. APL Photonics 2, 096104 (2017).
- Cole, D. C., Lamb, E. S., Del’Haye, P., Diddams, S. A. & Papp, S. B. Soliton crystals in Kerr resonators. Nature Photonics 11, 671 (2017).
And one paper from a competing technology:
And here is the BIB-file.
Another week, another bunch of new papers published:
- Conforti, M. & Biancalana, F. Multi-resonant Lugiato–Lefever model. Opt. Lett., OL 42, 3666–3669 (2017).
- Mirnaziry, S. R. et al. Lasing in ring resonators by stimulated Brillouin scattering in the presence of nonlinear loss. Opt. Express, OE 25, 23619–23633 (2017).
- Bao, C. et al. Tunable insertion of multiple lines into a Kerr frequency comb using electro-optical modulators. Opt. Lett., OL 42, 3765–3768 (2017).
- Bao, C., Xuan, Y., Leaird, D. E., Qi, M. & Weiner, A. M. Dark breathers in a normal dispersion optical microresonator. arXiv:1709.03912 [nlin, physics:physics] (2017).
Just as a remark: the two C. Bao from the last two papers are not the same person. The first is Changjing Bao at USC and the second is Chengying Bao from Purdue.
Not directly involving microresonators but it might still be of interest:
- Bessin, F., Copie, F., Conforti, M., Kudlinski, A. & Mussot, A. Modulation instability in the weak normal dispersion region of passive fiber ring cavities. Opt. Lett., OL 42, 3730–3733 (2017).
And all the references above in a BIB-file.
In this small series of posts I want to have a critical look at some of the older articles and put them into the current context. For a start, I picked the review article from 2011 in Science: “Microresonator-based optical frequency combs” by T.J. Kippenberg, R. Holzwarth and S. A. Diddams. In many papers of the field it is still one of the first references for Kerr frequency combs. In other papers, which are only distantly related to Kerr frequency combs, it might be the only reference for Kerr frequency combs. However, if a reader not familiar with the field reads only this review, he or she will have a much skewed view of today’s Kerr frequency combs. The reason is mostly that the review was published only four years after the first paper on Kerr frequency combs and by now it has been another six years in which the field has moved in some respect much beyond the state of the review. I would recommend these readers to also have a look at the much more recent “News & Views” in Nature Photonics by A. Weiner, which gives a brief update on what has been happening over the last years. But let’s go back to the Science review and have a look at some details.
Continue reading “Current context: Science review from 2011”
There was only one paper directly concerning Kerr frequency combs:
- Dorche, A. E., Abdollahramezani, S., Taheri, H., Eftekhar, A. A. & Adibi, A. Extending chip-based Kerr-comb to visible spectrum by dispersive wave engineering. Opt. Express, OE 25, 22362–22374 (2017).
And, looking at just the figures one could believe that this is a Kerr frequency comb as well. But it is in a QCL:
And the BIB-file for the two papers. Enjoy the rest of the week!
Last weeks publications include a fairly long News & Views in Nature Photonics on Kerr frequency combs which also gives a bit of a broader context. A good read in particular for people not too familiar with the subject.
- Weiner, A. M. Frequency combs: Cavity solitons come of age. Nat Photon 11, 533–535 (2017).
- Diallo, S. & Chembo, Y. K. Optimization of primary Kerr optical frequency combs for tunable microwave generation. Opt. Lett., OL 42, 3522–3525 (2017).
- K. Han, Efficient On-chip Optical Microresonator for Optical Comb Generation: Design and Fabrication, thesis, Purdue University, 2017
If anyone has a direct link to the thesis at the bottom, please let me know. And, as usual, for the journal papers here is the BIB-file.