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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — Mar. 7, 2005
  • pp: 1580–1597

Nonlinear dynamics associated with a model of vector four-wave mixing

C. J. McKinstrie, A. V. Kanaev, and H. Kogelnik  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 1580-1597 (2005)

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The nonlinear dynamics of doubly-degenerate vector four-wave mixing (FWM) are studied analytical and numerically, in phase space and in Stokes space. Depending on the initial conditions, vector FWM can evolve aperiodically or periodically, but not chaotically. The dynamics of vector FWM are similar to, but richer than, the dynamics of scalar FWM.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 10, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2005
Published: March 7, 2005

C. McKinstrie, A. Kanaev, and H. Kogelnik, "Nonlinear dynamics associated with a model of vector four-wave mixing," Opt. Express 13, 1580-1597 (2005)

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