Observation of modulation instability Kerr frequency combs in a fiber Fabry–Pérot resonator

Thomas Bunel, Matteo Conforti, Zoheir Ziani, Julien Lumeau, Antonin Moreau, Arnaud Fernandez, Olivier Llopis, Julien Roul, Auro M. Perego, Kenneth K. Y. Wong, Arnaud Mussot

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We report the experimental observation of a modulation instability induced Kerr frequency comb in an all fiber Fabry–Pérot resonator. We fully characterized, in intensity and phase, the frequency comb using a commercial 10 MHz resolution heterodyne detection system to reveal more than 125 comb teeth within each of the modulation instability sidelobes. Moreover, we were able to reveal the fine temporal structure in phase and intensity of the output Turing patterns. The experimental results are generally in good agreement with numerical simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-278
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number2
Early online date2 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information: The present research was supported by the Agence Na-
tionale de la Recherche (Programme Investissements d’Avenir, I-SITE VERIFICO; and ASTRID ROLLMOPS); Ministry of Higher Education and Research; Hauts de France Council; European Regional Development Fund (Photonics for Society P4S), the CNRS (IRP LAFONI); A.M.P. acknowledges support from The Royal Academy of Engineering throught the Research Fellowship Scheme; and the university of Lille (LAI HOLISTIC).


  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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