We investigate the effects of environmental stochastic fluctuations on Kerr optical frequency combs. This spatially extended dynamical system can be accurately studied using the Lugiato–Lefever equation, and we show that when additive noise is accounted for, the correlations of the modal field fluctuations can be determined theoretically. We propose a general theory for the computation of these field fluctuations and correlations, which is successfully compared to numerical simulations.
Fluctuations and correlations in Kerr optical frequency combs with additive Gaussian noise
Note: This article is part of the Focus Issue, instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures.
Yanne K. Chembo, Aurélien Coillet, Guoping Lin, Pere Colet, Damià Gomila; Fluctuations and correlations in Kerr optical frequency combs with additive Gaussian noise. Chaos 1 August 2020; 30 (8): 083146. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0006303
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