Convective instability induced by nonlocality in nonlinear diffusive systems

Francesco Papoff, Roberta Zambrini

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We consider a large class of nonlinear diffusive systems with nonlocal coupling. By using a nonperturbative analytical approach we are able to determine the convective and absolute instabilities of all the uniform states of these systems. We find a huge window of convective instability that should provide a great opportunity to study experimentally and theoretically noise sustained patterns.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2005


  • nonlinear diffusive systems
  • convective instability
  • nonlocal coupling
  • optics


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