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Observation and manipulation of chimera-like states in passive Kerr resonators (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Miro Erkintalo

Paper Abstract

Chimera states -- named after the mythical beast with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a dragon's tail -- correspond to spatiotemporal patterns characterised by the stable coexistence of coherent and incoherent domains. Here we report on experimental observations of chimera-like states in a continuous system subject to local coupling, namely a passive Kerr nonlinear ring resonator. We show that chimera-like states can be individually addressed in our system, i.e., turned on and off at will, and we explore their dynamics. Our experimental findings are in good agreement with numerical simulations based on the celebrated Lugiato-Lefever equation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2020
Proc. SPIE 11265, Real-time Measurements, Rogue Phenomena, and Single-Shot Applications V, 1126508 (9 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2550304
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Miro Erkintalo, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11265:
Real-time Measurements, Rogue Phenomena, and Single-Shot Applications V
Daniel R. Solli; Georg Herink; Serge Bielawski, Editor(s)

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