One-dimensional transport-induced instabilities in an optical system with nonlocal feedback

Year: 1995

Authors: Ramazza P.L., Bigazzi P., Pampaloni E., Residori S., Arecchi F.T.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy;
Department of Physics, University of Firenze, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: We present theoretical and experimental evidence of pattern forming instabilities induced by the nonlocal interaction of the light signal with itself, in an optical system formed by a liquid-crystal light valve with feedback. For a defocusing medium, the model predicts a reduced instability threshold for pattern formation as a result of nonlocality. The conditions for the onset of drifting mode instability are analytically derived. The experimental results quantitatively confirm the predictions of the model.

Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW E

Volume: 52 (5)      Pages from: 5524  to: 5531

KeyWords: FABRY-PEROT RESONATOR; PATTERN-FORMATION; TRAVELING WAVES; TURBULENCE; CHAOS
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.52.5524

Citations: 26
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