Reversible self-replication of spatiotemporal Kerr cavity patterns
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics (AIP)
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We uncover a novel and robust phenomenon that causes the gradual self-replication of spatiotemporal Kerr cavity patterns in cylindrical microresonators. These patterns are inherently synchronized multifrequency combs. Under proper conditions, the axially localized nature of the patterns leads to a fundamental drift instability that induces transitions among patterns with a different number of rows. Self-replications, thus, result in the stepwise addition or removal of individual combs along the cylinder’s axis. Transitions occur in a fully reversible and, consequently, deterministic way. The phenomenon puts forward a novel paradigm for Kerr frequency comb formation and reveals important insights into the physics of multidimensional nonlinear patterns.
CitationBenadouda, S. [et al.]. Reversible self-replication of spatiotemporal Kerr cavity patterns. "Physical review letters", 12 Febrer 2021, vol. 126, núm. 6, p. 063903:1-063903:7.