# Modulational instability of nonlinear polarization mode coupling in microresonators

@article{Hansson2018ModulationalIO, title={Modulational instability of nonlinear polarization mode coupling in microresonators}, author={Tobias Hansson and Martino Bernard and Stefan Wabnitz}, journal={Journal of The Optical Society of America B-optical Physics}, year={2018}, volume={35}, pages={835-841} }

We investigate frequency comb generation in the presence of polarization effects induced by nonlinear mode coupling in microresonator devices. A set of coupled temporal Lugiato–Lefever equations are derived to model the propagation dynamics, and an in-depth study is made of the modulational instability of their multistable homogeneous steady-state solutions. It is shown that new kinds of instabilities can occur for co-propagating fields that interact through nonlinear cross-phase modulation…

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