Computationally determined existence and stability of transverse structures II: Multipeaked cavity solitons

W.J. Firth, J.M. McSloy, G.K. Harkness, G.L. Oppo

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We apply quasi-exact numerical techniques to the calculation of stationary one- and two-dimensional, bound multipeaked cavity soliton solutions of a model describing a saturable absorber in a driven optical cavity. We calculate the existence and stability domains of a wide range of such states and determine the perturbative eigenmodes that cause loss of stability. We relate the existence of N-peaked states to the locking range between patterned and homogeneous solutions, as a function of two parameters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)046606-046614
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • soliton solutions
  • optics
  • physics
  • eigenmodes

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