Characteristics and possible applications of localized structures in an optical pattern forming system

Burkhard Schaepers, Thorsten Ackemann, Wulfhard K. Lange

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We report on the observation of dissipative localized structures in an optical pattern{forming system. After an experimental and theoretical analysis of the mechanism which stabilizes these structures we focus on the demonstration of possible applications of localized structures for information processing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Pulse and Beam Propagation III
EditorsYehuda B. Band
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


  • localized structures
  • optical storage
  • optical buffer register
  • n optical pattern–forming system
  • information processing
  • stabilisation
  • modulated signals amplification

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