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2017 Publications

Seung Hoon Lee*, Dong Yoon Oh*, Qi-Fan Yang*, Boqiang Shen*, Heming Wang*, Ki Youl Yang, Yu-Hung Lai, Xu Yi, and Kerry J. Vahala
"Towards Visible Soliton Microcomb Generation"
Nature Communications 8, 1295 (2017)

Myoung-Gyun Suh, Qi-Fan Yang, Kerry J. Vahala
"Phonon-Limited-Linewidth of Brillouin Lasers at Cryogenic Temperatures"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 143901 (2017)

Yu-Hung Lai, Ki Youl Yang, Myoung-Gyun Suh, and Kerry J. Vahala
"Fiber taper characterization by optical backscattering reflectometry"
Optics Express 25(19), 22312-22327 (2017) 

Qi-Fan Yang*, Xu Yi*, Ki Youl Yang, and Kerry J. Vahala
"Counter-propagating solitons in microresonators"
Nature Photonics 11, 560–564 (2017)

Myoung-Gyun Suh, Kerry J. Vahala
"Soliton Microcomb Range Measurement"
arXiv:1705.06697

Xu Yi*, Qi-Fan Yang*, Xueyue Zhang*, Ki Youl Yang, Xinbai Li & Kerry J. Vahala
"Single-mode dispersive waves and soliton microcomb dynamics"
Nature Communications 8, 14869 (2017)

Jiang Li, Myoung-Gyun Suh, and Kerry Vahala
"Microresonator Brillouin gyroscope"
Optica 4(3), 346-348 (2017)

Ki Youl Yang*, Dong Yoon Oh*, Seung Hoon Lee*, Qi-Fan Yang, Xu Yi and Kerry J. Vahala
"Integrated Ultra-High-Q Optical Resonator"
arXiv:1702.05076

Dong Yoon Oh* , Ki Youl Yang* , Connor Fredrick* , Gabriel Ycas , Scott A. Diddams  & Kerry J. Vahala
"Coherent ultra-violet to near-infrared generation in silica ridge waveguides"
Nature Communications 8, 13922 (2017)

 

2016 Publications

Myoung-Gyun Suh*, Qi-Fan Yang*, Ki Youl Yang, Xu Yi, Kerry J. Vahala
"Microresonator soliton dual-comb spectroscopy"
Science 354 (6312), 600-603 (2016)

Qi-Fan Yang*, Xu Yi*, Ki Youl Yang, and Kerry Vahala
"Spatial-mode-interaction-induced dispersive waves and their active tuning in microresonators"
Optica 3(10), 1132-1135 (2016)

Qi-Fan Yang*, Xu Yi*, Ki Youl Yang & Kerry Vahala
"Stokes solitons in optical microcavities"
Nature Physics 13, 53-57 (2016)

Xu Yi*, Qi-Fan Yang*, Ki Youl Yang, and Kerry Vahala
"Theory and measurement of the soliton self-frequency shift and efficiency in optical microcavities"
Optics Letters 41, 3419-3422 (2016)

Pascal Del'Haye, Aurélien Coillet, Tara Fortier, Katja Beha, Daniel C. Cole, Ki Youl Yang, Hansuek Lee, Kerry J. Vahala, Scott B. Papp & Scott A. Diddams
"Phase-coherent microwave-to-optical link with a self-referenced microcomb"
Nature Photonics 10, 516-520 (2016)

Xu Yi*, Qi-Fan Yang*, Ki Youl Yang, and Kerry Vahala
"Active capture and stabilization of temporal solitons in microresonators"
Optics Letters 41, 2037-2040 (2016)

Ki Youl Yang, Katja Beha, Daniel C. Cole, Xu Yi, Pascal Del'Haye, Hansuek Lee, Jiang Li, Dong Yoon Oh, Scott A. Diddams, Scott B. Papp & Kerry J. Vahala
"Broadband dispersion-engineered microresonator on a chip"
Nature Photonics 10, 316–320 (2016)

X. Yi, K. Vahala, J. Li, S. Diddams, G. Ycas, P. Plavchan, S. Leifer, J. Sandhu, G. Vasisht, P. Chen, P. Gao, J. Gagne, E. Furlan, M. Bottom, E. C. Martin, M. P. Fitzgerald, G. Doppmann & C. Beichman
"Demonstration of a near-IR line-referenced electro-optical laser frequency comb for precision radial velocity measurements in astronomy."
Nature Communications 7, 10436 (2016)

 

2015 Publications

Xu Yi*, Qi-Fan Yang*, Ki Youl Yang*, Myoung-Gyun Suh, and Kerry Vahala
"Soliton frequency comb at microwave rates in a high-Q silica microresonator"
Optica 2, 1078-1085 (2015)

William Loh, Adam A. S. Green, Fred N. Baynes, Daniel C. Cole, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Hansuek Lee, Kerry J. Vahala, Scott B. Papp, and Scott A. Diddams
"Dual-microcavity narrow-linewidth Brillouin laser"
Optica 2, 225-232 (2015)

 

2014 Publications

Scott B. Papp, Katja Beha, Pascal Del’Haye, Franklyn Quinlan, Hansuek Lee, Kerry J. Vahala, and Scott A. Diddams
"Microresonator frequency comb optical clock"
Optica 1, 10-14 (2014)

Jiang Li*, Xu Yi*, Hansuek Lee, Scott A. Diddams, Kerry J. Vahala
"Electro-optical frequency division and stable microwave synthesis"
Science 345, 309-313 (2014)

Jiang Li, Scott Diddams, and Kerry J. Vahala
"Pump frequency noise coupling into a microcavity by thermo-optic locking"
Optics Express 22, 14559 (2014)

Tong Chen, Hansuek Lee, and Kerry J. Vahala
"Design and characterization of whispering-gallery spiral waveguides"
Optics Express 22, 5196 (2014)

Dong Yoon Oh, David Sell, Hansuek Lee, Ki Youl Yang, Scott A. Diddams, and Kerry J. Vahala
"Supercontinuum generation in an on-chip silica waveguide"
Optics Letters 39, 1046 (2014)

Jiang Li, Hansuek Lee, and Kerry J. Vahala
"Low-noise Brillouin laser on a chip at 1064  nm"
Optics Letters 39, 287 (2014)

 

2013 Publications

Hansuek Lee, Myoung-Gyun Suh, Tong Chen, Jiang Li, Scott A. Diddams and Kerry J. Vahala
"Spiral resonators for on-chip laser frequency stabilization"
Nature Communications 4, 2468 (2013) 

Jiang Li, Hansuek Lee and Kerry J. Vahala
"Microwave synthesizer using an on-chip Brillouin oscillator"
Nature Communications 4, 2097 (2013) 

Tong Chen, Hansuek Lee and Kerry J. Vahala
"Thermal stress in silica-on-silicon disk resonators"
Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 031113 (2013)

 

2012 Publications

Jiang Li, Hansuek Lee, Tong Chen, and Kerry J. Vahala
"Low-pump-power, low-phase-noise, and microwave to millimeter-wave repetition rate operation in microcombs"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 233901 (2012)

Jiang Li, Hansuek Lee, Kiyoul Yang, and Kerry J. Vahala
"Sideband spectroscopy and dispersion measurement in microcavities"
Optics Express 20, 26337-26344 (2012) 

Tong Chen, Hansuek Lee, Jiang Li, and Kerry J. Vahala
"A general design algorithm for low optical loss adiabatic connections in waveguides,"
Optics Express 20, 22819-22829 (2012)

Jiang Li*, Hansuek Lee*, Tong Chen, and Kerry J. Vahala
"Characterization of a high coherence, Brillouin microcavity laser on silicon"
Optics Express 20, 20170-20180 (2012)

Hansuek Lee*, Tong Chen*, Jiang Li*, Ki Youl Yang, Seokmin Jeon, Oskar Painter and Kerry J. Vahala
"Chemically etched ultrahigh-Q wedge-resonator on a silicon chip"
Nature Photonics 6, 369–373 (2012)

Hansuek Lee, Tong Chen, Jiang Li, Oskar Painter, and Kerry J. Vahala
"Ultra-low-loss optical delay line on a silicon chip"
Nature Communications 3, 867 (2012) 

 

2011 Publications

Tao Lu, Hansuek Lee, Tong Chen, Steven Herchak, Ji-Hun Kim, Scott E. Fraser, Richard C. Flagan, and Kerry J. Vahala
"High sensitivity nanoparticle detection using optical microcavities"
PNAS 108, 5976-5979 (2011)

D. J. Alton, N. P. Stern, Takao Aoki, H. Lee, E. Ostby, K. J. Vahala & H. J. Kimble
"Strong interactions of single atoms and photons near a dielectric boundary"
Nature Phys. 7, 159-165 (2011) 

Ivan Grudinin, Hansuek Lee, Tong Chen, and Kerry J. Vahala
"Compensation of thermal nonlinearity effect in optical resonators"
Opt. Express 19, 7365-7372 (2011)

 

2010 Publications

S. Knünz, M. Herrmann, V. Batteiger, G. Saathoff, T. W. Hänsch, K. Vahala, and Th. Udem
"Injection Locking of a Trapped-Ion Phonon Laser"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 013004 (2010)

Qiang Lin, Jessie Rosenberg, Darrick Chang, Ryan Camacho, Matt Eichenfield, Kerry Vahala & Oskar Painter
"Coherent mixing of mechanical excitations in nano-optomechanical structures"
Nature Photonics 4, 236-242 (2010)

M. Hossein-Zadeh, K.J. Vahala
"An Optomechanical Oscillator on a Silicon Chip"
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 16, 276-287 (2010)

I.S. Grudinin, H. Lee, O. Painter and K.J. Vahala
"Phonon laser action in a tunable two-level system"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 083901 (2010)
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(*These authors contributed equally to this work)