WIAS Preprint No. 2650, (2019)

Tunable Kerr frequency combs and temporal localized states in time-delayed Gires--Tournois interferometers


  • Schelte, Christian
  • Pimenov, Alexander
  • Vladimirov, Andrei G.
    ORCID: 0000-0002-7540-8380
  • Javaloyes, Julien
  • Gurevich, Svetlana V.

2010 Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme

  • 05.45.-a, 02.30.Ks, 42.55.Px, 42.65.Pc, 42.65.Tg


  • Temporal localized states, time-delay model, large delay, Gires--Tournois interferometer, Kerr frequency combs




In this Letter we study theoretically a new set-up allowing for the generation of temporal localized states and frequency combs. The setup is compact (a few cm) and can be implemented using established technologies, while offering tunable repetition rates and potentially high power operation. It consists of a vertically emitting micro-cavity, operated in the Gires?Tournois regime, containing a Kerr medium with strong time-delayed optical feedback as well as detuned optical injection. We disclose sets of multistable dark and bright temporal localized states coexisting on their respective bistable homogeneous backgrounds.

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