frequency comb; microresonator; dissipative temporal soliton; silicon nitride; integrated photonic waveguide; precision spectroscopy; microfabrication
Lucas Erwan, Brochard Pierre, Bouchand Romain, Schilt Stéphane, Südmeyer Thomas, Kippenberg Tobias J. (2020), Ultralow-noise photonic microwave synthesis using a soliton microcomb-based transfer oscillator, in Nature Communications
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Wilson Dalziel J., Schneider Katharina, Hönl Simon, Anderson Miles, Baumgartner Yannick, Czornomaz Lukas, Kippenberg Tobias J., Seidler Paul (2020), Integrated gallium phosphide nonlinear photonics, in Nature Photonics
, 14(1), 57-62.
Weng Wenle, Bouchand Romain, Lucas Erwan, Kippenberg Tobias J. (2019), Polychromatic Cherenkov Radiation Induced Group Velocity Symmetry Breaking in Counterpropagating Dissipative Kerr Solitons, in Physical Review Letters
, 123(25), 253902-253902.
Raja Arslan S., Voloshin Andrey S., Guo Hairun, Agafonova Sofya E., Liu Junqiu, Gorodnitskiy Alexander S., Karpov Maxim, Pavlov Nikolay G., Lucas Erwan, Galiev Ramzil R., Shitikov Artem E., Jost John D., Gorodetsky Michael L., Kippenberg Tobias J. (2019), Electrically pumped photonic integrated soliton microcomb, in Nature Communications
, 10(1), 680-680.
Karpov Maxim, Pfeiffer Martin H. P., Guo Hairun, Weng Wenle, Liu Junqiu, Kippenberg Tobias J. (2019), Dynamics of soliton crystals in optical microresonators, in Nature Physics
, 15(10), 1071-1077.
Obrzud Ewelina, Rainer Monica, Harutyunyan Avet, Anderson Miles H., Liu Junqiu, Geiselmann Michael, Chazelas Bruno, Kundermann Stefan, Lecomte Steve, Cecconi Massimo, Ghedina Adriano, Molinari Emilio, Pepe Francesco, Wildi François, Bouchy François, Kippenberg Tobias J., Herr Tobias (2019), A microphotonic astrocomb, in Nature Photonics
, 13(1), 31-35.
Weng Wenle, Lucas Erwan, Lihachev Grigory, Lobanov Valery E., Guo Hairun, Gorodetsky Michael L., Kippenberg Tobias J. (2019), Spectral Purification of Microwave Signals with Disciplined Dissipative Kerr Solitons, in Physical Review Letters
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Karpov Maxim, Pfeiffer Martin H. P., Liu Junqiu, Lukashchuk Anton, Kippenberg Tobias J. (2018), Photonic chip-based soliton frequency combs covering the biological imaging window, in Nature Communications
, 9(1), 1146-1146.
Lucas E., Lihachev G., Bouchand R., Pavlov N. G., Raja A. S., Karpov M., Gorodetsky M. L., Kippenberg T. J. (2018), Spatial multiplexing of soliton microcombs, in Nature Photonics
, 12(11), 699-705.
Liu Junqiu, Raja Arslan S., Karpov Maxim, Ghadiani Bahareh, Pfeiffer Martin H. P., Du Botao, Engelsen Nils J., Guo Hairun, Zervas Michael, Kippenberg Tobias J. (2018), Ultralow-power chip-based soliton microcombs for photonic integration, in Optica
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Anderson M., Pavlov N. G., Jost J. D., Lihachev G., Liu J., Morais T., Zervas M., Gorodetsky M. L., Kippenberg T. J. (2018), Highly efficient coupling of crystalline microresonators to integrated photonic waveguides, in Optics Letters
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Lucas E., Karpov M., Guo H., Gorodetsky M. L., Kippenberg T. J. (2017), Breathing dissipative solitons in optical microresonators, in Nature Communications
, 8(1), 736-736.
Guo Hairun, Lucas Erwan, Pfeiffer Martin H. P., Karpov Maxim, Anderson Miles, Liu Junqiu, Geiselmann Michael, Jost John D., Kippenberg Tobias J. (2017), Intermode Breather Solitons in Optical Microresonators, in Physical Review X
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WengWenle, BouchandRomain, KippenbergTobias J., Formation and collision of multistability-enabled composite dissipative Kerr solitons, in Physical Review X
RiemensbergerJohann, LukashchukAnton, KarpovMaxim, WengWenle, LucasErwan, LiuJunqiu, KippenbergTobias, Massively parallel coherent laser ranging using soliton microcombs, in Nature
Liu Junqiu, Lucas Erwan, Raja Arslan, Riemensberger Johann, Wang Rui Ning, Karpov Maxim, Guo Hairun, Bouchand Romain, Kippenberg Tobias J., Nanophotonic soliton-based microwave synthesizers, in Nature Photonics
Discovered in 2007, micro-resonator frequency combs have triggered a second revolution in frequency metrology by enabling very compact frequency combs with microwave repetition rates, that may lead for frequency combs to transition into mainstream applications, including industrial products. Micro-resonator combs generation are generated by Kerr frequency conversion using a CW laser and have seen major advances in the last 7 years; it is possible to cover with a single CW laser a comb that can cover a full octave, can generate ultrafast pulses in the form of temporal solitons that can be as short as a few cycles. All this is realized by using the intrinsic Kerr nonlinearity of glass along with dispersion engineering of the waveguides. Two aspect make micro-resonator Kerr combs a very promising technology. The first is the ability to generate such combs using photonic circuits, i.e. using chip-scale micro-resonators. This implies that the his new generation of comb sources can build and be unified with the field of nano-photonics, a field that has receive major attention in the last decade and offers a myriad on chip photonic solutions for routing, manipulating the generated comb line. A second aspects makes this new technology disruptive; repetition rates of 10-500 GHz are possible and therefore give access to new applications where such widely spaced comb teeth are critical. In recent years the field has seen significant growth and a variety of proof of concept demonstrations including coherent communication, optical atomic clocks, as well as arbitrary waveform analysis or microwave generation. A new development that has provided immense impetus to the field has been the discovery of temporal dissipative solitons. Soliton formation in Kerr frequency combs enable to generate ultrashort pulses from a CW laser, and equally provide a means to generate broadband and entirely coherent combs, via soliton broadening effects. The observation of solitons has provided a route to combine Kerr combs with broadening techniques, gives access to ultrashort pulses in difficult to access regions (such as the mid IR) and equally provides a new method to synthesize microwaves from a stable optical carrier. Here propose to explore and use the soliton formation process, to address outstanding challenging. First, we seek to understanding of Dynamics and noise of temporal solitons in micro-resonators, important for their use in metrology and low noise microwave generation. Second, profiting from the developed SiN platform, we seek to demonstrate comb and soliton formation in the mid IR by developing a chip-scale micro-resonator combs pumped by a quantum cascade laser (QCL) source. This would provide a new method to synthesize combs in the molecular fingerprinting regime and a scientific first. Third, we would aim at using the solitons to achieve an octave spanning soliton spectrum on a chip via a dual dispersive wave formation process. Fourth, the solitons provide a pulse-train that, when generated with an ultra-stable laser, can translation an optical stable carrier to the microwave domain, enabling to achieve low phase noise microwaves. Finally we seek to use the solitons to create a frequency comb in the water window at 1 micron, which makes these sources immediately attractive for astrophysical spectrometer calibration and for CARS microscopy. Overall our objective is to explore and use the soliton formation process, to open new areas of exploration in science and technology of this new compact micro-resonator comb source, that can impact time-keeping, Radar, astronomy, coherent telecommunication or mid IR spectroscopy.