Subcritical patterns and dissipative solitons due to intracavity photonic crystals

Damià Gomila, Gian-Luca Oppo

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Manipulation of the bifurcation structure of nonlinear optical systems via intracavity photonic crystals is demonstrated. In particular, subcritical regions between spatially periodic states are stabilized by modulations of the material's refractive index. An family of dissipative solitons within this bistability range due to the intracavity photonic crystal is identified and characterized in both one and two transverse dimensions. Nontrivial snaking of the modulated-cavity soliton solutions is also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)043823
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2007


  • dissipative solitons
  • intracavity photonic crystals
  • bistability range

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