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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 19-23, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-861-2
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos (FWC)

Spatio-Temporal Complexity in Broad-Area Photonics

William J. Firth


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Cavity solitons are self-localized dissipative structures. In broad area devices, large numbers can coexist. Individual solitons can be stable, or exhibit complex dynamics. Issues of complexity, control, and potential application will be discussed.

© 2008 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

W. J. Firth, "Spatio-Temporal Complexity in Broad-Area Photonics," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FWC1.

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