Synchronization of two chaotic microresonator frequency combs

David Moreno, Shun Fujii, Ayata Nakashima, Deniz Lemcke, Atsushi Uchida, Pablo Sanchis, Takasumi Tanabe

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We explore the synchronization of chaotic microresonator frequency combs, emphasizing the modulation instability state, which is known for its inherent chaotic behaviors. Our study confirms that the synchronization of two such combs is feasible by injecting the output from the lead microresonator into the next microresonator’s input. We also identify the optimal parameters for this synchronization. Remarkably, even partial injection from the leader is sufficient for synchronization, paving the way for versatile future system configurations. Such systems could simultaneously utilize distinct spectral components for synchronization and transmission. This work advances our understanding of chaotic microresonator combs, showing them to be pivotal elements in next-generation optical communication systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2460-2472
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Express
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2024 Jan 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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