Mid-infrared soliton and Raman frequency comb generation in silicon microrings
Journal article, 2014

We numerically study the mechanisms of frequency comb generation in the mid-infrared spectral region from cw-pumped silicon microring resonators. Coherent soliton comb generation may be obtained even for a pump with zero linear cavity detuning, through suitable control of the effective lifetime of free carriers from multiphoton absorption, which introduces a nonlinear cavity detuning via free-carrier dispersion. Conditions for optimal octave spanning Raman comb generation are also described.


Tobias Hansson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

D. Modotto

University of Brescia

S. Wabnitz

University of Brescia

Optics Letters

0146-9592 (ISSN) 1539-4794 (eISSN)

Vol. 39 23 6747-6750

Subject Categories

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics



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