Dmitry V Skryabin

Dmitry V Skryabin
University of Bath | UB · Department of Physics

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Low loss microresonators have revolutionised nonlinear and quantum optics over the past decade. In particular, microresonators with the second order, chi(2), nonlinearity have the advantages of broad spectral tunability and low power frequency conversion. Recent observations have highlighted that the parametric frequency conversion in chi(2) micror...
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Low loss microresonators have revolutionised nonlinear and quantum optics over the past decade. In particular, microresonators with the second order, chi(2), nonlinearity have the advantages of broad spectral tunability and low power frequency conversion. Recent observations have highlighted that the parametric frequency conversion in chi(2) micror...
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The potential of frequency comb spectroscopy has aroused great interest in generating mid-infrared frequency combs in the integrated photonic setting. However, despite remarkable progress in microresonators and quantum cascade lasers, the availability of suitable mid-IR comb sources remains scarce. Here, we present a new approach for the generation...
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Efficient all-optical switching is a challenging task as photons are bosons and cannot immediately interact with each other. Consequently, one has to resort to nonlinear optical interactions, with the Kerr gate being the classical example. However, the latter requires strong pulses to switch weaker ones. Numerous approaches have been investigated t...
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Drawing around 60 attendees and 20 presenters to a virtual lecture room, April’s CHI-2 Photonics in Microresonators and Beyond conference explored recent progress in the use of microresonators and integrated photonic devices exhibiting second-order nonlinearity for optical frequency conversion.
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Microresonator frequency combs based on the χ(3) nonlinearity are nowadays well understood and making their way into different applications. Recently, microresonator frequency combs based on the χ(2) nonlinearity are receiving increasing attention, as they promise certain benefits, but still require further study. Here, we present the first indicat...
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We present a model for χ(2) waveguides accounting for three modes, two of which make an avoided crossing at the second harmonic wavelength. We introduce two linearly coupled pure modes and adjust the coupling to replicate the waveguide dispersion near the avoided crossing. Analysis of the nonlinear system reveals continuous wave (CW) solutions acro...
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Postfilamentation channel resulting from filamentation of freely propagating 744-nm, 5-mJ, 110-fs pulse in the corridor air is examined experimentally and in simulations. The longitudinal extension of postfilament was determined to be 55–95 m from the compressor output. Using single-shot angle-wavelength spectra measurements, we observed a series o...
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We present an explicit sech-squared-soliton solution associated with the optical Pockels effect, achieved through the generation of the frequency combs via parametric down-conversion in optical microresonators with quadratic nonlinearity. This soliton contrasts the parametric sech-soliton describing the half-harmonic field in the limit of the large...
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We present a model for $\chi^{(2)}$ waveguides accounting for three modes, two of which make an avoided crossing at the second harmonic wavelength. We introduce two linearly coupled pure modes and adjust the coupling to replicate the waveguide dispersion near the avoided crossing. Analysis of the nonlinear system reveals continuous wave (CW) soluti...
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Microresonator frequency combs based on the $\chi^{(3)}$ nonlinearity are nowadays well understood and making their way into different applications. Recently, microresonator frequency combs based on the $\chi^{(2)}$ nonlinearity are receiving increasing attention, as they promise certain benefits, but still require further study. Here, we demonstra...
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We present an explicit sech-squared-soliton solution associated with the optical Pockels effect, achieved through the generation of the frequency combs via parametric down-conversion in optical microresonators with quadratic nonlinearity. This soliton contrasts the parametric sech-soliton describing the half-harmonic field in the limit of the large...
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We present a theory of the frequency comb generation in the high-Q ring microresonators with quadratic nonlinearity and normal dispersion and demonstrate that the naturally large difference of the repetition rates at the fundamental and 2nd harmonic frequencies supports a family of the bright soliton frequency combs providing the parametric gain is...
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We present a theory of frequency comb generation in high-Q ring microresonators with quadratic nonlinearity and normal dispersion and demonstrate that the naturally large difference of the repetition rates at the fundamental and second-harmonic frequencies supports a family of bright soliton frequency combs provided the parametric gain is moderated...
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Considering a bidirectionally pumped ring microresonator, we provide a concise derivation of the model equations allowing us to eliminate the repetition rate terms and reduce the nonlinear interaction between the counter-propagating waves to the power-dependent shifts of the resonance frequencies. We present the simulation results of the soliton co...
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Considering a bidirectionally pumped ring microresonator, we provide a concise derivation of the model equations allowing us to eliminate the repetition rate terms and reduce the nonlinear interaction between the counter-propagating waves to the power-dependent shifts of the resonance frequencies. We present the simulation results of the soliton co...
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We report spatiotemporal topological solitons in an array of modelocked lasers. In its conservative limit, our model reduces to the famous Su-Schrieffer-Heeger system possessing topological states inside the gap of its linear spectrum. We report one-dimensional spatial and two-dimensional spatiotemporal topological solitons, i.e., bullets, with the...
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We consider a high-Q microresonator with χ(2) nonlinearity under conditions when the coupling rate between the sidebands around the pump and its second harmonic exceeds the damping rates, implying the strong coupling regime (SC). Using the dressed-resonator approach we demonstrate that this regime leads to the dominance of the Hermitian part of the...
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We consider a high-Q microresonator with $\chi^{(2)}$ nonlinearity under conditions when the coupling rates between the sidebands around the pump and second harmonic exceed the damping rates, implying the strong coupling regime (SC). Using the dressed-resonator approach we demonstrate that this regime leads to the dominance of the Hermitian part of...
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Pulses at 744 nm with 90 fs duration, 6 mJ energy, and a weakly divergent wavefront propagate for more than 100 m and generate a filament followed by an unprecedently long high intensity (≥1TW/cm2) light channel. Over a 20 m long sub-section of this channel, the pulse energy is transferred continuously to the infrared wing, forming spectral humps t...
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We elaborate a comprehensive theory of the sharp variations of the four-wave-mixing (FWM) threshold happening with the tuning of the pump frequency along the dispersive tails of the nonlinear resonance in the driven Kerr microresonators with high finesses and high finesse dispersions. Our theory leads to the explicit estimates for the difference in...
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We elaborate a comprehensive theory of the sharp variations of the four-wave-mixing (FWM) threshold happening with the tuning of the pump frequency along the dispersive tails of the nonlinear resonance in the driven Kerr microresonators with high finesses and high finesse dispersions. Our theory leads to the explicit estimates for the difference in...
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We show that the threshold condition for two pump photons to convert into a pair of the sideband ones in Kerr microresonators with high-quality factors breaks the pump laser parameter space into a sequence of narrow in frequency and broad in power Arnold tongues. Instability tongues become a dominant feature in resonators with the finesse dispersio...
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We show that the threshold condition for two pump photons to convert into a pair of the sideband ones in Kerr microresonators with high-quality factors breaks the pump laser parameter space into a sequence of narrow in frequency and broad in power Arnold tongues. Instability tongues become a dominant feature in resonators with the finesse dispersio...
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Phase-matching the non-degenerate sum-frequency process to a large sideband order is demonstrated to be the key factor allowing to generate the repetition-rate locked two-color bright-soliton frequency combs in chi-2 microresonators with the otherwise large difference of the group velocities, i.e., the walk-off parameter, between the fundamental an...
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We report a method to control - disrupt and restore, a regime of the unidirectional soliton generation in a bidirectionally pumped ring microresonator. This control, i.e., the soliton blockade, is achieved by tuning pump frequency of the counterrotating field. The blockade effect is correlated with the emergence of a dark-bright nonlinear resonance...
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We develop the scheme of dispersion management (DM) for three-dimensional (3D) solitons in a multimode optical fiber. It is modeled by the parabolic confining potential acting in the transverse plane in combination with the cubic self-focusing. The DM map is adopted in the form of alternating segments with anomalous and normal group-velocity disper...
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We report a method to control, disrupt, and restore a regime of unidirectional soliton generation in a bidirectionally pumped ring microresonator. This control, i.e., the soliton blockade, is achieved by tuning the pump frequency of the counterrotating field. The blockade effect is correlated with the emergence of a dark-bright nonlinear resonance...
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Efficient all-optical switching is a challenging task as photons are bosons and cannot immediately interact with each other. Consequently, one has to resort to nonlinear optical interactions, with the Kerr gate being the classical example. However, the latter requires strong pulses to switch weaker ones. Numerous approaches have been investigated t...
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We analyze Raman-induced self-frequency shift in two-component solitons supported by both quadratic and cubic nonlinearities. Treating Raman terms as a perturbation, we derive expressions for soliton velocity and frequency shifts of the fundamental frequency and second-harmonic soliton components. We find these predictions compare well with simulat...
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We use Maxwell's equations to derive several models describing the interaction of the multi-mode fundamental field and its second harmonic in a ring microresonator with quadratic nonlinearity and quasi-phase-matching. We demonstrate how multi-mode three-wave mixing sums entering nonlinear polarisation response can be calculated via Fourier transfor...
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We report that an instability boundary of a single-mode state in Kerr ring microresonators with ultrahigh quality factors breaks the parameter space span by the pump laser power and frequency into a sequence of narrow in frequency and broad in power resonance domains - Arnold tongues. Arnold resonances are located between the Lugiato-Lefever (lower...
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We analyse Raman-induced self-frequency shift in two-component solitons supported by both quadratic and cubic nonlinearities. Treating Raman terms as a perturbation, we derive expressions for soliton velocity and frequency shifts of the fundamental frequency and second harmonic soliton components. We find these predictions compare well with simulat...
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Optical frequency combs are revolutionizing modern time and frequency metrology. In the past years, their range of applications has increased substantially, driven by their miniaturization through microresonator-based solutions. The combs in such devices are typically generated using the third-order χ(3) nonlinearity of the resonator material. An a...
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We consider interaction of counter-propagating waves in a bi-directionally pumped ring microresonator with Kerr nonlinearity. We introduce a hierarchy of the mode expansions and envelope functions evolving on different time scales set by the cavity linewidth and nonlinearity, dispersion, and repetition rate, and provide a detailed derivation of the...
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We introduce a model for spatiotemporal modelocking in multimode fiber lasers, which is based on the (3+1)-dimensional cubic-quintic complex Ginzburg-Landau equation (cGLE) with conservative and dissipative nonlinearities and a 2-dimensional transverse trapping potential. Systematic numerical analysis reveals a variety of stable nonlinear modes, in...
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We describe a framework for numerical calculation of time-periodically oscillating (breather) solutions to the discretized Lugiato-Lefever equation (LLE), as well as their linear stability as obtained from numerical Floquet analysis. Compared to earlier approaches, our work allows for the following conclusions: (i) The complete families of solution...
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We present a model of soliton propagation in waveguides with quadratic nonlinearity. Criteria for solitons to exist in such waveguides are developed and two example nanowaveguide structures are simulated as proof of concept. Interactions between quadratic solitons and dispersive waves are analyzed, giving predictions closely matching soliton propag...
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Optical frequency combs are revolutionising modern time and frequency metrology. In the past years, their range of applications has increased substantially, driven by their miniaturisation through microresonator-based solutions. The combs in such devices are typically generated using the third-order $\chi^{(3)}$-nonlinearity of the resonator materi...
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Nonlinear optics: polariton waveguides Miniature exciton-polariton waveguides make it possible to induce a variety of nonlinear optical effects at very low powers. Paul Walker and co-workers from a UK-Russian team fabricated semiconductor waveguides containing 3 InGaAs quantum wells and a GaAs core and an AlGaAs cladding. Picosecond pulses from a T...
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We introduce a class of topological lasers based on the photonic Floquet topological insulator concept. The proposed system is realized as a truncated array of the lasing helical waveguides, where the pseudo-magnetic field arises due to twisting of the waveguides along the propagation direction that breaks the time-reversal symmetry and opens up a...
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We introduce a model for spatiotemporal modelocking in multimode fiber lasers, which is based on the (3+1)-dimensional cubic-quintic complex Ginzburg-Landau equation (cGLE) with conservative and dissipative nonlinearities and a 2-dimensional transverse trapping potential. Systematic numerical analysis reveals a variety of stable nonlinear modes, in...
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Photonic topological insulators supporting unidirectional topologically protected edge states represent attractive platform for realization of disorder- and backscattering-immune transport of edge excitations in both linear and nonlinear regimes. In many realizations of topological insulators structured periodic materials are used, since they may a...
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In article number 1900198, Fangwei Ye and co‐workers demonstrate the gradual buildup of topological properties and the topological protection on the bistable states with a small‐size honeycomb array of microcavity pillars.
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We introduce a class of topological lasers based on the photonic Floquet topological insulator concept. The proposed system is realized as a truncated array of the lasing helical waveguides, where the pseudo-magnetic field arises due to twisting of the waveguides along the propagation direction that breaks the time-reversal symmetry and opens up a...
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Photonic topological insulators supporting unidirectional topologically protected edge states represent an attractive platform for the realization of disorder‐ and backscattering‐immune transport of edge excitations in both linear and nonlinear regimes. While the properties of the edge states at unclosed interfaces of two bulk media with different...
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We report the soliton frequency comb generation in microring optical parametric oscillators operating in the downconversion regime and with the simultaneous presence of the χ(2) and Kerr nonlinearities. The combs are studied considering a typical geometry of a bulk LiNbO3 toroidal resonator with the normal group velocity dispersion spanning an inte...
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We report the soliton frequency comb generation in microring optical parametric oscillators operating in the down-conversion regime and with the simultaneous presence of the $\chi^{(2)}$ and Kerr nonlinearities. The combs are studied considering a typical geometry of a bulk LiNbO$_3$ toroidal resonator with the normal group velocity dispersion span...
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We present a model of soliton propagation in waveguides with quadratic nonlinearity. Criteria for solitons to exist in such waveguides are developed and two example nano-waveguide structures are simulated as proof of concept. Interactions between quadratic solitons and dispersive waves are analysed giving predictions closely matching soliton propag...
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Under the action of a weak constant force a wavepacket in periodic potential undergoes periodic oscillations in space, returning to the initial position after one oscillation cycle. This wave phenomenon, known as Bloch oscillations (BOs), pertains to many physical systems. Can BOs also occur in topological insulators with topologically protected ed...
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Under the action of a weak constant force a wave packet in periodic potential undergoes periodic oscillations in space, returning to the initial position after one oscillation cycle. This wave phenomenon, known as Bloch oscillations (BOs), pertains to many physical systems. Can BOs also occur in topological insulators with topologically protected e...
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We report how a doublet of the symmetric oppositely tilted bistable resonance peaks in a microring resonator with quadratic nonlinearity set for generation of the second harmonic can transform into a Kerr-like peak on one side of the linear cavity resonance and into a closed loop structure disconnected from the quasi-linear resonance on the other....
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We provide proof-of-principle illustration of lasing in a two-dimensional polariton topological insulator. Topological edge states may arise in a structured polariton microcavity under the combined action of spin-orbit coupling and Zeeman splitting in the magnetic field. Their properties and lifetime are strongly affected by gain. Thus, gain concen...
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We report numerical and theoretical results of dissipative Kerr solitons in bi-directional microring resonators in the presence of backscattering. Our results include original analytical model accurately describing linear and nonlinear cross-action of the counter-propagating waves.