Nature Communications (2021-01-01)

Dynamics of soliton self-injection locking in optical microresonators

  • Andrey S. Voloshin,
  • Nikita M. Kondratiev,
  • Grigory V. Lihachev,
  • Junqiu Liu,
  • Valery E. Lobanov,
  • Nikita Yu. Dmitriev,
  • Wenle Weng,
  • Tobias J. Kippenberg,
  • Igor A. Bilenko

DOI
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-20196-y
Journal volume & issue
Vol. 12, no. 1
pp. 1 – 10

Abstract

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Self-injection locking of the pump laser for a soliton microcomb has significantly relaxed the requirements for laser drives. Here the authors study self-injection locking in experiment and theory and reveal that the soliton formation is feasible with detunings unreachable according to previous theories.