Stationary states and instabilities of a Möbius fiber resonator

Calum Maitland*, Matteo Conforti, Arnaud Mussot, Fabio Biancalana

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We examine the steady state and dynamic behavior of an optical resonator comprised of two interlinked fiber loops sharing a common pump. A coupled Ikeda map models with great accuracy the field evolution within and exchange between both fibers over a single round trip. We find this supports a range of rich multidimensional bistability in the continuous wave regime, as well as previously unseen cavity soliton states. Floquet analysis reveals that modulation and parametric instabilities occur over wider domains than in single-fiber resonators, which can be tailored by controlling the relative dispersion and resonance frequencies of the two fiber loops. Parametric instability gives birth to a train of pulses with a peculiar period-doubling behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043195
JournalPhysical Review Research
Issue number4
Early online date6 Nov 2020
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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