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2014-02-13 12:19 - Multistability and spontaneous breaking in pulse-shape symmetry in fiber ring cavities

M. J. Schmidberger, D. Novoa, F. Biancalana, P. St. J. Russell, and N. Y. Joly, Opt. Express 22, 3045–3053 (2014)

We describe the spatio-temporal evolution of ultrashort pulses propagating in a fiber ring cavity using an extension of the Lugiato-Lefever model. The model predicts the appearance of multistability and spontaneous symmetry breaking in temporal pulse shape. We also use a hydrodynamical approach to explain the stability of the observed regimes of asymmetry.