Modelocking, Cavity Solitons, and Synchronization in Microresonator Combs

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Keller 3-180
Alexander Gaeta (Columbia University)
Recent theoretical and experimental research has shown that by pumping a microresonator with a single-frequency laser it is possible to generate frequency combs that can span more than an octave of bandwidth. Such combs exhibit a wide variety of dynamical behavior including modelocking, cavity- and breather-soliton formation, and chaotic behavior. In addition, it is possible to link modelocking and soliton formation to Kuramoto-like synchronization.