Optical turbulence and transverse rogue waves in a cavity with triple quantum dot molecules

M. Eslami, M. Khanmohammadi, R. Kheradmand, G.-L. Oppo

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We show that optical turbulence and extreme events can exist in the transverse dynamics of a cavity containing molecules of triple quantum dots under conditions close to tunneling-induced transparency. These nanostructure, when coupled via tunneling, form a four-level configuration with tunable energy-level separations.We show that such a system exhibits multistability and bistability of Turing structures in instability domains with different critical wave vectors. By numerical simulation of the mean-field equation that describes the transverse dynamics of the system, we show that the simultaneous presence of two transverse solutions with opposite nonlinearities gives rise to a series of turbulent structures with the capability of generating two-dimensional rogue waves.
Original languageEnglish
Article number033836
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2017


  • optical turbulence
  • rogue waves
  • triple-quantum-dot molecules
  • nanostructures


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