On timing jitter of mode locked Kerr frequency combs

Opt Express. 2013 Nov 18;21(23):28862-76. doi: 10.1364/OE.21.028862.


We study fundamental timing jitter in repetition rate of a mode locked Kerr frequency comb generated in an externally pumped nonlinear ring resonator. We show that the increase in the integrated power of the comb harmonics, and the corresponding decrease of the duration of the associated pulse, results in the increase of low frequency noise, and a decrease in high frequency noise.

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  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.