About the Research Program

KECOMO: Kerr Comb Microwave Oscillator

This 1-year project started in March 2019 and is a collaboration with EPFL (T. Kippenberg). It is a follow-up project to PµreComb, which was able to demonstrate the generation of a microwave signal with record-low noise from an optical frequency comb. KECOMO aims at a miniaturized system based on this principle. The frequency comb is generated on a microresonator chip and is pumped and controlled by other chip-based components. Applications include radar with improved range and visibility. The market potential of this and a variety of other applications is being evaluated.

Project leader at Menlo Systems: Rafael Probst

Funding by DARPA under the DODOS program is gratefully acknowledged.