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Nonlinear ring resonator: spatial pattern generation
Author(s): Vladimir Yu. Ivanov; Svetlana L. Lachinova; Nikita G. Irochnikov
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Paper Abstract

We consider theoretically spatial pattern formation processes in a unidirectional ring cavity with thin layer of Kerr-type nonlinear medium. Our method is based on studying of two coupled equations. The first is a partial differential equation for temporal dynamics of phase modulation of light wave in the medium. It describes nonlinear interaction in the Kerr-type lice. The second is a free propagation equation for the intracavity field complex amplitude. It involves diffraction effects of light wave in the cavity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3928, Nonlinear Materials, Devices, and Applications, (23 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.379916
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Vladimir Yu. Ivanov, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Svetlana L. Lachinova, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Nikita G. Irochnikov, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3928:
Nonlinear Materials, Devices, and Applications
Jeffrey W. Pierce, Editor(s)

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