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Opt Lett. 2015 Dec 1;40(23):5622-5. doi: 10.1364/OL.40.005622.

Stable integrated hyper-parametric oscillator based on coupled optical microcavities.


We propose a flexible scheme based on three coupled optical microcavities that permits us to achieve stable oscillations in the microwave range, the frequency of which depends only on the cavity coupling rates. We find that the different dynamical regimes (soft and hard excitation) affect the oscillation intensity, but not their periods. This configuration may permit us to implement compact hyper-parametric sources on an integrated optical circuit with interesting applications in communications, sensing, and metrology.


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