Resonant self-pulsations in coupled nonlinear microcavities

Victor V Grigoriev, Fabio Biancalana

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A different point of view on the phenomenon of self-pulsations is presented, which shows that they are a balanced state formed by two counteracting processes: beating of modes and bistable switching. A structure based on two coupled nonlinear microcavities provides a generic example of a system with enhanced ability to support this phenomenon. The specific design of such a structure in the form of multilayered media is proposed, and the coupled-mode theory is applied to describe its dynamical properties. It is emphasized that the frequency of self-pulsations is related to the frequency splitting between resonant modes and can be adjusted over a broad range.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043816
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011


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