William Firth

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  • United Kingdom

1991 …2017
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2017
4 Citations (Scopus)

Thick-medium model of transverse pattern formation in optically excited cold two-level atoms with a feedback mirror

Firth, W. J., Kresic, I., Labeyrie, G., Camara, A. & Ackemann, T., 3 Nov 2017, In : Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. 96, 5, 15 p., 053806.

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mirrors
atoms
thresholds
curves
diffraction
2015

Optical pattern formation with a 2-level nonlinearity

Camara, A., Kaiser, R., Labeyrie, G., Firth, W., Oppo, G-L., Robb, G., Arnold, A. & Ackemann, T., 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Physical Review A.

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nonlinearity
rubidium
atoms
laser beams
11 Citations (Scopus)

Optical pattern formation with a two-level nonlinearity

Camara, A., Kaiser, R., Labeyrie, G., Firth, W. J., Oppo, G-L., Robb, G. R. M., Arnold, A. S. & Ackemann, T., 13 Jul 2015, In : Physical Review A. 92, 1, 5 p., 013820.

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nonlinearity
rubidium
atoms
laser beams
13 Citations (Scopus)

Quantum threshold for optomechanical self-structuring in a Bose-Einstein condensate

Robb, G. R. M., Tesio, E., Oppo, G-L., Firth, W. J., Ackemann, T. & Bonifacio, R., 1 May 2015, In : Physical Review Letters. 114, 17, 5 p., 173903.

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Bose-Einstein condensates
thresholds
condensates
rigidity
pumps
2014
14 Citations (Scopus)

Kinetic theory for transverse optomechanical instabilities

Tesio, E., Robb, G., Ackemann, T., Firth, W. & Oppo, G-L., 29 Jan 2014, In : Physical Review Letters. 112, 4, 5 p., 043901.

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kinetic theory
ponderomotive forces
electron plasma
emerging
broken symmetry
56 Citations (Scopus)

Optomechanical self-structuring in a cold atomic gas

Labeyrie, G., Tesio, E., Monteiro Gomes, P., Oppo, G-L., Firth, W., Robb, G., Arnold, A., Kaiser, R. & Ackemann, T., 1 Apr 2014, In : Nature Photonics. 8, 4, p. 321-325 5 p.

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cold gas
monatomic gases
Gases
Pumps
pumps

Optomechanical self-structuring of cold atoms

Labeyrie, G. G., Kaiser, R., Tesio, E., Monteiro Gomes, P., Oppo, G-L., Firth, W., Robb, G., Arnold, A. & Ackemann, T., Dec 2014, In : Optics and Photonics News. 25, 12, p. 50 1 p.

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Atoms
atoms
dipoles
4 Citations (Scopus)

Self-organization in cold atomic gases: a synchronization perspective

Tesio, E., Robb, G. R. M., Oppo, G-L., Gomes, P. M., Ackemann, T., Labeyrie, G., Kaiser, R. & Firth, W. J., 22 Sep 2014, In : Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences . 372, 2027, 12 p., 20140002.

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cold gas
monatomic gases
Self-organization
synchronism
Synchronization
2013
6 Citations (Scopus)

Dissipative solitons in the coupled dynamics of light and cold atoms

Tesio, E., Robb, G., Ackemann, T., Firth, W. & Oppo, G-L., 4 Nov 2013, In : Optics Express. 21, 22, p. 26144-26149 6 p.

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solitary waves
atoms
degrees of freedom
nonlinearity
saturation
2012

Adler synchronization of spatial laser solitons pinned by defects

Paulau, P. V. P. V., Mcintyre, C. C., Noblet, Y. Y., Radwell, N. M., Firth, W. J. W. J., Colet, P. P., Ackemann, T. T. & Oppo, G. L. G. L., 1 Dec 2012, In : Physical Review Letters. 108, 5 p.

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synchronism
solitary waves
defects
frequency shift
locking
5 Citations (Scopus)

Adler synchronization of spatial laser solitons pinned by defects

Paulau, P. V., McIntyre, C., Noblet, Y., Radwell, N. M., Firth, W., Colet, P., Ackemann, T. & Oppo, G-L., 23 May 2012, In : Physical Review Letters. 108, 21, 5 p., 213904.

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synchronism
solitary waves
defects
frequency synchronization
lasers
22 Citations (Scopus)

Spontaneous optomechanical pattern formation in cold atoms

Tesio, E., Robb, G., Ackemann, T., Firth, W. & Oppo, G-L., 10 Sep 2012, In : Physical Review A. 86, 3, 5 p., 031801(R) .

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atoms
degrees of freedom
modulation
cavities
thresholds
2011

Adler synchronization of spatial laser solitons pinned by defects

Paulau, P., Mcintyre, C., Noblet, Y., Radwell, N. M., Firth, W., Colet, P., Ackemann, T. & Oppo, G-L., 20 Dec 2011, In : arXiv.org. p. 1-5 5 p.

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synchronism
solitary waves
defects
frequency synchronization
lasers

From one- to two-dimensional solitons in the Ginzburg-Landau model of lasers with frequency-selective feedback

Paulau, P. V., Gomila, D., Colet, P., Malomed, B. A. & Firth, W. J., 23 Sep 2011, In : Physical Review E. 84, 3, 036213.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ginzburg-Landau Model
Solitons
Vortex
solitary waves
Laser
2010

Erratum to: Switching spatial dissipative solitons in a VCSEL with frequency selective feedback

Radwell, N., McIntyre, C., Scroggie, A. J., Oppo, G. L., Firth, W. J. & Ackemann, T., 1 Jul 2010, In : European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics. 59, 1, p. 149 1 p.

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solitary waves
22 Citations (Scopus)

Soliton lasers stabilized by coupling to a resonant linear system

Firth, W. J. & Paulau, P. V., 5 May 2010, In : European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics. 59, 1, p. 13-21 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

linear systems
solitary waves
lasers
eigenvalues
stabilization
11 Citations (Scopus)

Switching spatial dissipative solitons in a VCSEL with frequency selective feedback

Radwell, N., Mcintyre, C., Scroggie, A. J., Oppo, G-L., Firth, W. J. & Ackemann, T., Jul 2010, In : European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics. 59, 1, p. 121-131 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

solitary waves
spectrograms
pulses
switches
low frequencies
16 Citations (Scopus)

Temporal cavity solitons buffering optical data

Firth, W. J., Jul 2010, In : Nature Photonics. 4, p. 415-417 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Optical frequency conversion
Solitons
Resonators
solitary waves
resonators
34 Citations (Scopus)

Vortex solitons in lasers with feedback

Paulau, P. V., Gomila, D., Colet, P., Loiko, N. A., Rosanov, N. N., Ackemann, T. & Firth, W. J., 13 Apr 2010, In : Optics Express. 18, 9, p. 8859-8866 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

solitary waves
vortices
lasers
linear equations
surface emitting lasers
2009

All-optical delay line using semiconductor cavity solitons (vol 92, 011101, 2008)

Pedaci, F., Barland, S., Caboche, E., Genevet, P., Giudici, M., Tredicce, J. R., Ackemann, T., Scroggie, A. J., Firth, W. J., Oppo, G. -L., Tissoni, G. & Jaeger, R., 29 Jun 2009, In : Applied Physics Letters. 94, 26, p. 269902 1 p.

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delay lines
solitary waves
cavities
physics
36 Citations (Scopus)

Cavity-soliton laser with frequency-selective feedback

Scroggie, A., Firth, W. J., Oppo, G. L. & EU FET Open FunFACS (Funder), Jul 2009, In : Physical Review A. 80, 1, 9 p., 013829.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

solitary waves
cavities
lasers
approximation
21 Citations (Scopus)

Drifting instabilities of cavity solitons in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with frequency-selective feedback

Paulau, P. V., Gomila, D., Colet, P., Matias, M. A., Loiko, N. A. & Firth, W. J., Aug 2009, In : Physical Review A. 80, 2, p. 023808

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

surface emitting lasers
solitary waves
cavities
relaxation time
carrier lifetime
162 Citations (Scopus)
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Photonic devices
Solitons
solitary waves
photonics
cavities
2008
115 Citations (Scopus)

All-optical delay line using semiconductor cavity solitons

Pedaci, F., Barland, S., Caboche, E., Genevet, P., Giudici, M., Tredicce, J. R., Ackemann, T., Scroggie, A. J., Firth, W. J., Oppo, G. L., Tissoni, G. & Jäger, R., 2 Jan 2008, In : Applied Physics Letters. 92, 1, 3 p., 011101.

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delay lines
solitary waves
cavities
group velocity
3 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancement of collective atomic recoil lasing due to pump phase modulation

Robb, G. R. M., Burgess, R. T. L. & Firth, W. J., Oct 2008, In : Physical Review A. 78, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

phase modulation
lasing
pumps
augmentation
monatomic gases
142 Citations (Scopus)

Realization of a semiconductor-based cavity soliton laser

Tanguy, Y., Ackemann, T., Firth, W. J. & Jäger, R., 11 Jan 2008, In : Physical Review Letters. 100, 1, 4 p., 013907.

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solitary waves
cavities
lasers
optical control
injection
44 Citations (Scopus)
Localized Structures
Vertical-cavity Surface-emitting Laser (VCSEL)
surface emitting lasers
Solitons
solitary waves
2007
48 Citations (Scopus)

Bifurcation structure of dissipative solitons

Gomila, D., Scroggie, A. J. & Firth, W. J., 1 Mar 2007, In : Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena. 227, 1, p. 70-77 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

solitary waves
dynamical systems
intersections
cavities
symmetry
10 Citations (Scopus)

Collective atomic recoil lasing with a partially coherent pump

Robb, G. R. M. & Firth, W. J., 21 Dec 2007, In : Physical Review Letters. 99, 25, p. 253601-253604 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lasing
pumps
monatomic gases
backscattering
23 Citations (Scopus)

Localized traveling waves in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with frequency-selective optical feedback

Paulau, P. V., Scroggie, A. J., Naumenko, A., Ackemann, T., Loiko, N. A. & Firth, W. J., May 2007, In : Physical Review E. 75, 5, p. - 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dissipative Solitons
Optical Feedback
Vertical-cavity Surface-emitting Laser (VCSEL)
Semiconductor Lasers
surface emitting lasers
14 Citations (Scopus)

On homoclinic snaking in optical systems

Firth, W. J., Columbo, L. & Maggipinto, T., Sep 2007, In : Chaos. 17, 3, p. - 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lateral oscillation
Modulational Instability
Localized Structures
Tilting
Homoclinic
50 Citations (Scopus)

Proposed resolution of theory-experiment discrepancy in homoclinic snaking

Firth, W. J., Columbo, L. & Scroggie, A., 7 Sep 2007, In : Physical Review Letters. 99, 10, p. 104503 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lateral oscillation
solitary waves
diagrams
nonlinearity
13 Citations (Scopus)

Two-dimensional front dynamics and spatial solitons in a nonlinear optical system

Ackemann, T., Pesch, M., Lange, W., Gomila, D., Firth, W. J. & Oppo, G. L., 2007, In : Physical Review Letters. 99, 153902.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

solitary waves
sodium vapor
locking
mirrors
radii
2006

Master equation for misaligned cavities

Firth, W. J. & Yao, A. M., 20 Sep 2006, In : Journal of Modern Optics. 53, 14, p. 2005-2010 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cavities
formulations
differential equations
eigenvalues
routes
2005
18 Citations (Scopus)

Giant excess noise and transient gain in misaligned laser cavities

Firth, W. J. & Yao, A. M., Aug 2005, In : Physical Review Letters. 95, 7, p. 073903-1 73902 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

laser cavities
cavities
misalignment
spontaneous emission
broken symmetry
7 Citations (Scopus)

Spontaneous and induced motion of optical patterns

Scroggie, A. J., Gomila, D., Firth, W. J. & Oppo, G. L., Nov 2005, In : Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics. 81, 7, p. 963-968 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

modulation
nonlinear optics
2003
15 Citations (Scopus)

Pulse dynamics in an actively mode-locked laser

Geddes, J. B., Firth, W. J. & Black, K., 2003, In : SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems. 2, 4, p. 647-671 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mode-locked Lasers
Laser modes
Laser pulses
Laser
Lasers
2002
25 Citations (Scopus)
Transverse
Saturable Absorber
Balloon
Cracking
Shrinking
60 Citations (Scopus)
Solitons
Cavity
Transverse
solitary waves
Saturable Absorber

Dynamical properties of 2D Kerr cavity solitons

Firth, W. J., 2002, In : Journal of Optical Society of America B. 19, p. 747-752 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

solitary waves
cavities
stable oscillations
oscillations
72 Citations (Scopus)

Dynamical properties of two-dimensional Kerr cavity solitons

Firth, W. J., Harkness, G. K., Lord, A., McSloy, J. M., Gomila, D. & Colet, P., Apr 2002, In : Journal of the Optical Society of America B. 19, 4, p. 747-752 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

solitary waves
cavities
stable oscillations
oscillations
35 Citations (Scopus)

Self-propelled cavity solitons in semiconductor microcavities

Scroggie, A. J., McSloy, J. M. & Firth, W. J., Sep 2002, In : Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics . 66, 3, p. 036607-1 36606 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Microcavity
Solitons
Semiconductors
Cavity
solitary waves
85 Citations (Scopus)

Two-dimensional clusters of solitary structures in driven optical cavities

Vladimirov, A. G., McSloy, J. M., Skryabin, D. V. & Firth, W. J., Mar 2002, In : Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics . 65, 4, p. 046606-1 46605 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cavity
Localized Structures
Modified Bessel Functions
cavities
Interaction
2001
82 Citations (Scopus)
Optical Parametric Oscillator
Domain Wall
parametric amplifiers
domain wall
Solitons
2000
28 Citations (Scopus)

Frequency selection by soliton excitation in nondegenerate intracavity down-conversion

Skryabin, D. V., Champneys, A. R. & Firth, W. J., 17 Jan 2000, In : Physical Review Letters. 84, 3, p. 463-466 4 p.

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solitary waves
excitation
cavities
energy
1999
47 Citations (Scopus)

Interaction of cavity solitons in degenerate optical parametric oscillators

Skryabin, D. V. & Firth, W. J., Aug 1999, In : Optics Letters. 24, 15, p. 1056-1058 3 p.

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fuses
parametric amplifiers
spectrum analysis
solitary waves
oscillations
18 Citations (Scopus)
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Modulational Instability
Coupled Nonlinear Schrödinger Equations
Solitary Waves
Symmetry Breaking
nonlinear equations
102 Citations (Scopus)

Stability of multihump optical solitons

Ostrovskaya, E. A., Kivshar, Y. S., Skryabin, D. V. & Firth, W. J., 12 Jul 1999, In : Physical Review Letters. 83, 2, p. 296-299 4 p.

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solitary waves
beam interactions
simulation
1998
22 Citations (Scopus)
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Filamentation
Coalescence
coalescing
Solitons
solitary waves
25 Citations (Scopus)

Modulational instability of solitary waves in nondegenerate three-wave mixing: the role of phase symmetries

Skryabin, D. V. & Firth, W. J., 19 Oct 1998, In : Physical Review Letters. 81, 16, p. 3379-3382 5 p.

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solitary waves
symmetry
group velocity
snakes
nonlinear equations