Spontaneous optical pattern formation

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A brief review of the state of the art of the control of spontaneous pattern formation in nonlinear optics is presented. In particular, we outline the differences between controlling chaos in time and its generalization to the spatio-temporal domain. Different techniques are reviewed and compared.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 1994
EventProceedings of the 5th European Quantum Electronics Conference - Amsterdam, Neth
Duration: 28 Aug 19942 Sept 1994


ConferenceProceedings of the 5th European Quantum Electronics Conference
CityAmsterdam, Neth


  • nonlinear optics
  • parametric oscillators
  • phase modulation
  • phase shift
  • detuning
  • frequency domain
  • optical cavity
  • partial differential equations
  • spatiotemporal dynamics


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