Third-order chromatic dispersion stabilizes Kerr frequency combs

by Parra-Rivas, P., Gomila, D., Leo, F., Coen, S. and Gelens, L.
Abstract:
Using numerical simulations of an extended Lugiato–Lefever equation we analyze the stability and nonlinear dynamics of Kerr frequency combs generated in microresonators and fiber resonators, taking into account third-order dispersion effects. We show that cavity solitons underlying Kerr frequency combs, normally sensitive to oscillatory and chaotic instabilities, are stabilized in a wide range of parameter space by third-order dispersion. Moreover, we demonstrate how the snaking structure organizing compound states of multiple cavity solitons is qualitatively changed by third-order dispersion, promoting an increased stability of Kerr combs underlined by a single cavity soliton.
Reference:
Third-order chromatic dispersion stabilizes Kerr frequency combs Parra-Rivas, P., Gomila, D., Leo, F., Coen, S. and Gelens, L., Optics Letters, volume 39, pp. 2971–2974, 2014.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{parra-rivas_third-order_2014,
	title = {Third-order chromatic dispersion stabilizes {Kerr} frequency combs},
	volume = {39},
	copyright = {© 2014 Optical Society of America},
	issn = {1539-4794},
	url = {http://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-39-10-2971},
	doi = {10.1364/OL.39.002971},
	abstract = {Using numerical simulations of an extended Lugiato–Lefever equation we analyze the stability and nonlinear dynamics of Kerr frequency combs generated in microresonators and fiber resonators, taking into account third-order dispersion effects. We show that cavity solitons underlying Kerr frequency combs, normally sensitive to oscillatory and chaotic instabilities, are stabilized in a wide range of parameter space by third-order dispersion. Moreover, we demonstrate how the snaking structure organizing compound states of multiple cavity solitons is qualitatively changed by third-order dispersion, promoting an increased stability of Kerr combs underlined by a single cavity soliton.},
	language = {EN},
	number = {10},
	urldate = {2016-11-07},
	journal = {Optics Letters},
	author = {Parra-Rivas, P. and Gomila, D. and Leo, F. and Coen, S. and Gelens, L.},
	month = may,
	year = {2014},
	pages = {2971--2974},
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}