Parametric control of thermal self-pulsation in micro-cavities

Author(s)

Di Lauro, Luigi; Li, Jin; Moss, David J.; Morandotti, Roberto; Chu, Sai T.; Peccianti, Marco; Pasquazi, Alessia

Abstract

We propose a scheme for bifurcation control in micro-cavities based on the interplay between the ultrafast Kerr effect and a slow nonlinearity, such as thermo-optical, free-carriers-induced, or opto-mechanical one. We demonstrate that Hopf bifurcations can be efficiently controlled with a low energy signal via four-wave mixing. Our results show that new strategies are possible for designing efficient micro-cavity-based oscillators and sensors. Moreover, they provide new understanding of the effect of coherent wave mixing in the thermal stability regions of optical micro-cavities, fundamental for micro-resonator-based applications in communications, sensing, and metrology, including optical micro-combs.

Publication year

2017

Publication type

Journal article

Source

Optics Letters, Vol. 42, no. 17 (Sep 2017), pp. 3407-3410

ISSN

0146-9592

Publisher

Optical Society of America

Copyright

Copyright © 2017 Optical Society of America.

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