Strathprints logo
Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

Properties of feedback solitons in a single-mirror experiment

Schapers, B. and Ackemann, T. and Lange, W. (2003) Properties of feedback solitons in a single-mirror experiment. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 39 (2). pp. 227-237. ISSN 0018-9197

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

We report on the observation of localized states (LSs) in a single-mirror feedback system using sodium vapor as the nonlinear medium. By combining experimental results with simulations based on a microscopic model and with results of a linear stability analysis of the homogeneous state, we discuss the properties of the LSs, the mechanism of their formation, their domain of existence in parameter space, their interaction with the amplitude and phase gradient in the Gaussian beam of the driving laser, and the formation of 'molecules' and 'clusters' of LSs. We elucidate the dominant role of diffraction in the interaction of the LSs and discuss relations between the clusters of LSs and extended patterns.

Item type: Article
ID code: 2853
Keywords: optics, mirrors, optical feedback, optical resonators, optical self-focusing, optical solitons, pattern formation, sodium, Optics. Light, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
Related URLs:
    Depositing user: Mr Derek Boyle
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 11:49
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2853

    Actions (login required)

    View Item