Thermal Instabilities, Oscillations, and Frequency Combs in Kerr Microresonators

Amir Leshem, Zhen Qi, Thomas F. Carruthers, Curtis R. Menyuk, Omri Gat

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In a theoretical study of dissipative heating in Kerr microresonators we show that thermal effects shift the coexistence wedge and modulational instability curve of continuous waves, so as to block access to frequency combs, and exhibit a path circumventing the obstruction. Thermal oscillations occur beyond a Hopf bifurcation curve.

Original languageAmerican English
Article numberNpW2F.3
JournalOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 2022
EventNonlinear Photonics, NP 2022 - Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 24 Jul 202228 Jul 2022

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