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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 12 — Jun. 16, 2014
  • pp: 14505–14516

Chaotic dynamics in coupled resonator sequences

M. Mancinelli, M. Borghi, F. Ramiro-Manzano, J. M. Fedeli, and L. Pavesi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 14505-14516 (2014)

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Optically induced thermal and free carrier nonlinearities in silicon micro-ring resonator influence their behavior. They can be either deleterious by making them instable and by driving their resonances out of the designed wavelengths, or enabler of different applications. Among the most interesting one, there are optical bistability and self induced oscillations. These lead to all optical logic, signal modulation, optical memories and applications in neural networks. Here, we theoretically and experimentally demonstrate that when many resonators are coupled together, thermal and free carrier nonlinearities induce also chaos. The chaotic dynamics are deeply analyzed using experimentally reconstructed phase space trajectories and the tool of Lyapunov exponents.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 11, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2014
Published: June 5, 2014

M. Mancinelli, M. Borghi, F. Ramiro-Manzano, J. M. Fedeli, and L. Pavesi, "Chaotic dynamics in coupled resonator sequences," Opt. Express 22, 14505-14516 (2014)

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