Solitons and frequency combs in silica microring resonators: interplay of the Raman and higher-order dispersion effects

C Milian, A. V. Gorbach, M. Taki, A. V. Yulin, D. V. Skryabin

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Abstract

The influence of Raman scattering and higher order dispersions on solitons and frequency comb generation in silica microring resonators is investigated. The Raman effect introduces a threshold value in the resonator quality factor above which the frequency-locked solitons cannot exist, and instead, a rich dynamics characterized by generation of self-frequency-shifting solitons and dispersive waves is observed. A mechanism for broadening the Cherenkov radiation through Hopf instability of the frequency-locked solitons is also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033851
Pages (from-to)1 - 9
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review A: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume92
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2015

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