On homoclinic snaking in optical systems

W. J. Firth, L. Columbo, T. Maggipinto

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Abstract

The existence of localized structures, including so-called cavity solitons, in driven optical systems is discussed. In theory, they should exist only below the threshold of a subcritical modulational instability, but in experiment they often appear spontaneously on parameter variation. The addition of a nonlocal nonlinearity may resolve this discrepancy by tilting the "snaking" bifurcation diagram characteristic of such problems. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.

LanguageEnglish
Pages-
Number of pages8
JournalChaos
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

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lateral oscillation
Modulational Instability
Localized Structures
Tilting
Homoclinic
Bifurcation Diagram
Solitons
Optical systems
Optical System
Discrepancy
Resolve
Cavity
Physics
solitary waves
diagrams
nonlinearity
Nonlinearity
cavities
physics
thresholds

Keywords

  • semiconductor microcavities
  • localized structures
  • cavity solitons
  • pattern-formation
  • microresonators
  • beams

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Firth, W. J. ; Columbo, L. ; Maggipinto, T. / On homoclinic snaking in optical systems. In: Chaos. 2007 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. -.
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In: Chaos, Vol. 17, No. 3, 09.2007, p. -.

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