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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1211–1215

Self-scanning of isolated spots in a nonlinear optical system with two-dimensional feedback

Yoshio Hayasaki, Hirotsugu Yamamoto, and Nobuo Nishida  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 1211-1215 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.001211


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Abstract

Isolated spots, which are spatially solitary states, are triggered at the desired positions by a control light in a nonlinear optical system with two-dimensional feedback. They exist because of the balance between isotropic transverse couplings of diffraction and an automatic regulation of feedback-loop gain owing to a simple low-cut spatial frequency filter. Self-scanning of isolated spots is caused by slight unisotropic transverse couplings without a special scanning mechanism. It provides a novel method for image display and image delay.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

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Yoshio Hayasaki, Hirotsugu Yamamoto, and Nobuo Nishida, "Self-scanning of isolated spots in a nonlinear optical system with two-dimensional feedback," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 1211-1215 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-17-7-1211


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