Nonlinear oscillations and bifurcations in silicon photonic microresonators

Daniel M. Abrams*, Alex Slawik, Kartik Srinivasan

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Silicon microdisks are optical resonators that can exhibit surprising nonlinear behavior. We present a new analysis of the dynamics of these resonators elucidating the mathematical origin of spontaneous oscillations and deriving predictions for observed phenomena such as a frequency comb spectrum with MHz-scale repetition rate. We test predictions through laboratory experiment and numerical simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number123901
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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