Suppression of spatial chaos via noise-induced growth of arrays of spatial solitons

I. Rabbiosi, A.J. Scroggie, G.L. Oppo

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Domain walls with oscillatory tails are commonplace in models of spatially extended nonlinear optical devices. Their interaction and locking at discrete distances lead to asymptotically stable spatial disorder. We show that noise in the presence of domain walls with oscillatory tails can suppress spatial disorder by privileging highly correlated dynamical states consisting of arrays of spatial solitons.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254102-1
Number of pages254101
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002


  • spatial solitons
  • optics
  • spatial disorder
  • noise

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