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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3045–3053

Multistability and spontaneous breaking in pulse-shape symmetry in fiber ring cavities

M. J. Schmidberger, D. Novoa, F. Biancalana, P. St.J. Russell, and N. Y. Joly  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 3045-3053 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.003045


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Abstract

We describe the spatio-temporal evolution of ultrashort pulses propagating in a fiber ring cavity using an extension of the Lugiato-Lefever model. The model predicts the appearance of multistability and spontaneous symmetry breaking in temporal pulse shape. We also use a hydrodynamical approach to explain the stability of the observed regimes of asymmetry.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2014
Published: February 3, 2014

Citation
M. J. Schmidberger, D. Novoa, F. Biancalana, P. St.J. Russell, and N. Y. Joly, "Multistability and spontaneous breaking in pulse-shape symmetry in fiber ring cavities," Opt. Express 22, 3045-3053 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-3045


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