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Bistability In Quantum Optics: Chaos And Noise Effects
Author(s): F Tito Arecchi
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Paper Abstract

This is a short review of the investigations done at Istituto Nazionale di Ottica on the onset of deterministic chaos in single mode, homogeneous line lasers. While carrying these researches, we discovered that bistabilty (or more generally multistability) is common to most nonlinear dynamical systems, that is, usually there are many coexisting attractors for the same control parameters. In such bistable (or multistable) situations, addition of a small amount of noise yields long memory effects displaying low frequency spectra of 1/f type. A theory of these effects is outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0667, Optical Chaos, (14 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938859
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F Tito Arecchi, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0667:
Optical Chaos
Neal Broadus Abraham; Jacek Chrostowski, Editor(s)

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