The views, information, or opinions expressed in the Industry News RSS feed belong solely to the author and do not necessarily represent those of IDEX Health & Science and its employees.

    Perfect Soliton Crystals Boost Performance of Microresonators

    Article obtained from Photonics RSS Feed.

    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) scientists have bypassed light-bending losses that can occur when light pulses exit an optical microresonator, and have uncoupled the pulse repetition rate from the microresonator size by generating multiple solitons in a single microresonator.

    Microresonators convert laser light into ultrashort pulses traveling around the resonator’s circumference. These pulses, called dissipative Kerr solitons, can propagate in the microresonator while maintaining their shape. When solitons exit a microresonator, the output light takes the form of a pulse train — a series of repeating pulses with fixed intervals.

    The pulse train repetition rate is determined by…

    Sep, 09 2019 |

    IDEX Health & Science is the global authority in fluidics and optics, bringing to life advanced optofluidic technologies with our products, people, and engineering expertise. Intelligent solutions for life.