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Front Pinning and Localized States Analogues in Long-Delayed Bistable Systems

Year: 2014

Authors: Marino F., Giacomelli G., Barland S.

Autors Affiliation: CNR–Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, largo E. Fermi 6, I-50125 Firenze, Italy;
CNR–Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, via Madonna del Piano 10, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy;
Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Institut Non Lineaire de Nice, CNRS UMR 7335, 06560 Valbonne, France.

Abstract: Localized structures have been observed in many spatially extended systems of either biological, chemical, or physical nature. Here, we study experimentally front pinning and dissipative localized structures in a delayed optical system based on a bistable semiconductor laser with optoelectronic feedback. We observe that many of the concepts known to apply to spatially localized structures also apply in this context, with specificities related to the lack of reversibility symmetry. Numerical simulations based on purely prototypical modeling reproduce very well the experimental findings, which indicates that the results do not depend on the specific physical system under consideration, but are, on the contrary, very generic features of time delayed systems.

Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS

Volume: 112 (10)      Pages from: 103901  to: 103901

More Information: S.B. acknowledges funding from Agence Nationale de la Recherche through Grant No. ANR-12-JS04-0002-01.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.103901

Citations: 24
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