Experimental evidence of boundary-induced symmetries in an optical-system with a Kerr-like nonlinearity

Year: 1994

Authors: Pampaloni E., Ramazza PL., 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: Boundary-dependent patterns with different symmetries are observed in an optical system containing a Liquid-Crystal-Light-Valve acting as a Kerr-like non-linearity. For a small optical aperture, the observed shapes and time-dependent competition confirm recent theoretical predictions.

Journal/Review: EPL

Volume: 25 (8)      Pages from: 587  to: 592

KeyWords: SINGLE FEEDBACK MIRROR; PATTERN-FORMATION; LIQUID-CRYSTAL; LASER-BEAMS; TRANSITION
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/25/8/005

Citations: 26
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