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


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

Optics Express 22, 3045-3053 (2014)
David Novoa
David Novoa
Ikerbasque Research Fellow & Visiting Professor