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Traveling waves and counterpropagating bright droplets as a result of tailoring the transverse dispersion relation in a multistable optical system

Yao, E.Z. and Papoff, F. and Rankin, S. (2003) Traveling waves and counterpropagating bright droplets as a result of tailoring the transverse dispersion relation in a multistable optical system. Physical Review A, 68 (013821). 013821-1. ISSN 1094-1622

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Abstract

We study a diffusive, multistable optical system with nonlocal nonlinearity where the transverse dispersion relations of traveling waves emerging from uniform states are modified by filtering the spatial frequencies. We investigate how the spatial cutoff frequency has strong effects on the position and nature of the primary bifurcation leading to traveling waves and enable the observation of secondary bifurcations of the traveling waves to a great variety of blinking and traveling bright droplets. We give an overview of the properties of waves and droplets