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Opt Express. 2012 Jan 30;20(3):3331-44. doi: 10.1364/OE.20.003331.

Generation of wideband frequency combs by continuous-wave seeding of multistage mixers with synthesized dispersion.

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  • 1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037, USA. ymyslive@ucsd.edu


We numerically and experimentally demonstrate efficient generation of an equalized optical comb with 150-nm bandwidth. The comb was generated by low-power, continuous-wave seeds, eliminating the need for pulsed laser sources. The new architecture relies on efficient creation of higher-order mixing tones in phase-matched nonlinear fiber stages separated by a linear compressor. Wideband generation was enabled by precise dispersion engineering of multiple-stage parametric mixers.

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