par Liu, Zheng;Coulibaly, Saliya;Taki, Majid;Leo, François
Référence Physical review. A, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 90, 3, 033837
Publication Publié, 2014-09
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : We study secondary instabilities in a coherently driven passive optical fiber cavity. We show that time-modulated solutions which are generated at the onset of instability experience convective and absolute Eckhaus instabilities. The splitting of the secondary instabilities into convective and absolute instabilities drastically impacts the instability boundaries. As a consequence, the stability range of time-modulated waves is enlarged. More importantly, the threshold of absolute instability determines the transition from time-periodic wave trains to a chaotic regime. In the latter the wave trains are composed of irregular oscillations embedded in regular ones. The predictions are in excellent agreement with numerical simulations.