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On homoclinic snaking in optical systems

Firth, W. J. and Columbo, L. and Maggipinto, T. (2007) On homoclinic snaking in optical systems. Chaos, 17 (3). -.

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The existence of localized structures, including so-called cavity solitons, in driven optical systems is discussed. In theory, they should exist only below the threshold of a subcritical modulational instability, but in experiment they often appear spontaneously on parameter variation. The addition of a nonlocal nonlinearity may resolve this discrepancy by tilting the "snaking" bifurcation diagram characteristic of such problems. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.

Item type: Article
ID code: 31025
Keywords: semiconductor microcavities, localized structures, cavity solitons, pattern-formation, microresonators, beams, Optics. Light, Physics and Astronomy(all), Mathematical Physics, Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, Applied Mathematics
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2011 15:47
Last modified: 01 Oct 2015 10:33

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