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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 1 — Jul. 7, 1997
  • pp: 39–44

Controlling Pattern Formation and Spatio-Temporal Disorder in Nonlinear Optics

Richard Martin, Gian-Luca Oppo, G. Harkness, Andrew Scroggie, and William Firth  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 39-44 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.1.000039


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Abstract

We present a feedback control method for the stabiliza- tion of unstable patterns and for the control of spatio-temporal disor- der. The control takes the form of a spatial modulation to the input pump, which is obtained via filtering in Fourier space of the output electric field. The control is powerful, exible and non-invasive: the feedback vanishes once control is achieved. We demonstrate by means of computer simulation, the effect of the control in two different optical systems.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: June 23, 1997
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 1997
Published: July 7, 1997

Citation
Richard Martin, Gian-Luca Oppo, G. Harkness, Andrew Scroggie, and William Firth, "Controlling Pattern Formation and Spatio-Temporal Disorder in Nonlinear Optics," Opt. Express 1, 39-44 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-1-1-39


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