Two-dimensional nonlinear modes and frequency combs in bottle microresonators

Y. V. Kartashov, M. L. Gorodetsky, A. Kudlinski, Dmitry Skryabin

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We theoretically investigate frequency comb generation in a bottle microresonator accounting for the azimuthal and axial degrees of freedom. We first identify a discrete set of the axial nonlinear modes of a bottle microresonator that appear as tilted resonances bifurcating from the spectrum of linear axial modes. We then study azimuthal modulational instability of these modes and show that families of two-dimensional (2D) soliton states localized both azi-muthally and axially bifurcate from them at critical pump frequencies. Depending on detuning, 2D solitons can be stable, form persistent breathers or chaotic spatio-temporal patterns, or exhibit collapse-like evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2680-2683
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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