Instabilities in passive dispersion oscillating fiber ring cavities

François Copie, Matteo Conforti, Alexandre Kudlinski, Arnaud Mussot*, Fabio Biancalana, Stefano Trillo

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Abstract: We investigate theoretically and experimentally the development of instabilities in passive ring cavities with stepwise longitudinal variation of the dispersion. We derive an extended version of the Lugiato-Lefever equation that permits to model dispersion oscillating cavities and we demonstrate that this equation is valid well beyond the mean field approximation. We review the theory of Turing (modulational) and Faraday (parametric) instability in inhomogeneous fiber cavities. We report the experimental demonstration of the generation of stable Turing and Faraday temporal patterns in the same device, which can be controlled by changing the detuning and/or the input power. Moreover, we experimentally record the round-trip-to-round-trip dynamics of the spectrum, which shows that Turing and Faraday instabilities not only differ by their characteristic frequency but also by their dynamical behavior. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Article number133
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Issue number5
Early online date25 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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