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Complex dynamics in nonlinear optics
Author(s): F. Tito Arecchi; Giovanni Giacomelli; Pier Luigi Ramazza; Stefania Residori
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Paper Abstract

By increasing the Fresnel number of F of a ring cavity with photorefractive gain, the transition from a low F regime, where few modes compete in a regular or irregular sequence, to a high F regime, where many modes oscillate simultaneously giving rise to spatio-temporal chaos is shown. The transverse field is characterized by an increasing number of topological defects, whose mean separation is related to the spatial correlation length of the field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1840, Transverse Patterns in Nonlinear Optics, (16 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131807
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F. Tito Arecchi, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica and Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
Giovanni Giacomelli, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Pier Luigi Ramazza, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Stefania Residori, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)


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Transverse Patterns in Nonlinear Optics

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