Modulational instability of nonlinear polarization mode coupling in microresonators

  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},
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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