Dissipative Kerr solitons in normal dispersion waveguides
Licentiatavhandling, 2020

The microresonator comb (microcomb) is a laser source which generatesequally spaced coherent lines in the spectral domain. Having a miniaturefootprint and the potential of being low cost, it has attracted attention inmultiple applications. Demonstrations have included high-speed opticalcommunications, light detection and ranging, calibrating spectrographsfor exoplanet detection and optical clocks. These experiments relied onthe generation of dissipative Kerr solitons (DKS) which circulate in themicroresonator. The development of such waveforms is paramount forfurther advancement of the micrcomb.This thesis studies the dynamics of DKS in microresonators aim-ing at developing a low-cost, reliable and high-performing microcombsource. The investigation will cover both dark and bright DKS’s, whichare found respectively in normal and anomalous dispersion microres-onators. The dark DKS will be in center focus since it can providea relatively high comb power compared to other waveforms. The per-formance of microcombs in terms of line power is numerically exploredfor telecommunication purposes. The initiation of dark DKS from lin-early coupled microcavities is investigated, showing efficient, low-powergeneration from silicon nitride microresonators that are reproducible infabrication. These studies could facilitate reliable, low-powered, energy-efficient microcombs.

microresonators

four-wave mixing

dissipative solitons

optical frequency combs

nonlinear optics

Kollektorn, Kemivägen 9 (MC2 building), Chalmers
Opponent: Senior Lecturer Cord Arnold, Atomic Physics, Lund University

Författare

Òskar Bjarki Helgason

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Fotonik

Superchannel engineering of microcombs for optical communications

Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics,; Vol. 36(2019)p. 2013-2022

Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

E. Nazemosadat, A. Fülöp, Ó. B. Helgason, P.-H. Wang, Y. Xuan, D. E. Leaird, M. Qi, E. Silvestre, A. M. Weiner and V. Torres-Company, "Switching dynamics of dark-pulse Kerr comb states in optical microresonators"

Ó. B. Helgason, F. R. Arteaga-Sierra, Z. Ye, K. Twayana, P. A. Andrekson, M. Karlsson, J. Schröder and V. Torres-Company, "Dissipative Kerr solitons in photonic molecules"

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Europeiska kommissionen (EU), 2018-05-01 -- 2023-04-30.

Styrkeområden

Nanovetenskap och nanoteknik (SO 2010-2017, EI 2018-)

Infrastruktur

C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)

Ämneskategorier

Atom- och molekylfysik och optik

Annan fysik

Annan elektroteknik och elektronik

Utgivare

Chalmers tekniska högskola

Kollektorn, Kemivägen 9 (MC2 building), Chalmers

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Opponent: Senior Lecturer Cord Arnold, Atomic Physics, Lund University

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2020-09-09