Si3N4 micro-ring resonators for frequency comb generation

Y. Klaver, Hubertus M.J. Bastiaens, Klaus J. Boller

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Waveguide micro-ring resonators are of high importance for frequency comb generation on a chip such as for precision spectroscopy, frequency metrology, and optical clocks. Essential properties for the resonator are a high quality factor and small mode volume to yield a low threshold, a dispersion engineered cross section to fulfill phase matching conditions, and appropriate optical laser excitation.
We investigate micro-rings resonators fabricated from stoichiometric silicon nitride (Si3N4) with various ring diameters and coupling parameters in terms of quality factor and input coupling [1]. We will discuss the options for intra-cavity pumping with Erbium fiber lasers and excitation with ultra-narrow band diode lasers.

[1] C.G.H. Roeloffzen et al., "Low-loss Si3N4 TriPleX optical waveguides: technology and applications overview", IEEE J. Sel.Top. Quant. Electron. 24, 4400321 (2018).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2018
Event42st Annual Meeting NNV AMO 2018 - Conference center ‘De Werelt’ in Lunteren, Lunteren, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Sept 201826 Sept 2018
Conference number: 42


Conference42st Annual Meeting NNV AMO 2018
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