Optimal frequency combs from cnoidal waves in Kerr microresonators

Dora Kholmyansky, Omri Gat

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We present a thorough computational study of the existence, stability, and comb properties of cnoidal waves—dissipative periodic patterns—in Kerr microresonators. We show that cnoidal waves comprise a large set with multiple periods. Optimal comb power efficiency and bandwidth are obtained for highly red-detuned, intermediate-strength pump, and short-period waves, that are similar to a train of cavity solitons. We demonstrate a deterministic access path for optimal waves that yields combs of soliton-class bandwidth with a much higher power efficiency.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number063809
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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