Accession Number:

AD1103609

Title:

Soliton Bursts and Deterministic Dissipative Kerr Soliton Generation in Auxiliary-Assisted Microcavities

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

University of California Los Angeles United States

Report Date:

2019-05-29

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Dissipative Kerr solitons in resonant frequency combs offer a promising route for ultrafast mode-locking, precision spectroscopy and time-frequency standards. The dynamics for the dissipative soliton generation, however, are intrinsically intertwined with thermal nonlinearities, limiting the soliton generation parameter map and statistical success probabilities of the solitary state. Here, via use of an auxiliary laser heating approach to suppress thermal dragging dynamics in dissipative soliton comb formation, we demonstrate stable Kerr soliton singlet formation and soliton bursts. First, we access a new soliton existence range with an inverse-sloped Kerr soliton evolutiondiminishing soliton energy with increasing pump detuning. Second, we achieve deterministic transitions from Turing-like comb patterns directly into the dissipative Kerr soliton singlet pulse bypassing the chaotic states. This is achieved by avoiding subcomb overlaps at lower pump power, with near-identical singlet soliton comb generation over twenty instances. Third, with the red-detuned pump entrance route enabled, we uncover unique spontaneous soliton bursts in the direct formation of low-noise optical frequency combs from continuum background noise.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE