Spontaneous and induced motion of optical patterns

A J Scroggie, D Gomila, W J Firth, G L Oppo

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Abstract

The universality of two mechanisms of motion of patterns in nonlinear optics is demonstrated. In the first one, two-dimensional disordered patterns are shown to scroll with constant velocity after transients are discarded. In the second case, pattern motion is induced by background modulations. Spatially periodic patterns lock to maxima or minima of the underlying modulation depending on its wavevector.

LanguageEnglish
Pages963-968
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Volume81
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

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Keywords

  • homogeneously broadened lasers
  • nonlinear transverse-modes
  • paramtric oscillators
  • unstable patterns
  • spatial-patterns
  • cavity solitons
  • stable droplets

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In: Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, Vol. 81, No. 7, 11.2005, p. 963-968.

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