• Technical Conference: 

    07 – 12 May 2023

  • Exhibition: 

    09 – 11 May 2023

Optical Frequency Combs in Dissipative Fiber Systems

Symposium Organizers

François Leo, OPERA-photonics - Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Auro M. Perego, Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies - Aston University, UK


Optical frequency combs (OFCs) are ultraprecise optical rulers that find important applications in metrology, spectroscopy, optical communications and sensing amongst other. Fiber optics based systems such as passive fibers, fiber lasers, and driven nonlinear fiber resonators offer an excellent platform where OFCs can be generated by harnessing nonlinear dynamics effects for spectral control. Besides more established techniques, such as mode-locking in fiber lasers which provide already commercial solutions, OFCs have been generated exploiting parametric amplification and various modulation instabilities, fiber cavity solitons and shock waves formation. Dissipation associated with the introduction of an active medium in driven fiber cavities has been demonstrated to improve the energy efficiency of the generated combs; while dissipation induced by passive elements such as spectral filters can lead to parametric amplification in the normal dispersion regime and to the generation of unconventional cavity solitons too. Fiber systems constitute hence an exciting platform for studying novel techniques for OFC generation but also for improving performances of existing technology. This Special Symposium offers a space where the most recent advances in fiber lasers and driven fiber resonators OFC research will be discussed and where both communities can fruitfully interact.


Invited Speakers

Ian Coddington, National Inst of Standards & Technology, USA

Dual-comb Spectroscopy with Fiber-based Laser Systems

Stephane Coen, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Spontaneous Kerr Cavity Solitons Symmetry Breaking

Simon-Pierre Gorza, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Cavity Solitons in Externally Driven Active Fiber Resonators

Arnaud Mussot, University of Lille  Laboratoire PhLAM, France

Tuneable Optical Frequency Combs Due to Filter Induced Parametric Amplification

Alessia Pasquazi, University of Sussex, UK

Energy Efficient Laser Solitons Combs and Turing Patterns: Stability and Starting Property

Marco Piccardo, Harvard University, Italy

Unifying Cavity Solitons and Frequency Combs in Active and Passive Driven Resonators

Nathalie Picqué, Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Germany

Applications and Requirements for Fiber Frequency Combs Leaving the Lab

Xiaoxiao Xue, Tsinghua University, China 

Nyquist Cavity Solitons in Fiber Resonators