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

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). -.

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

Abstract

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
Related URLs:
    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2011 16:47
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 08:49
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/31025

    Actions (login required)

    View Item