We find instabilities and self-pulsation in an optical ring cavity with a photorefractive two-wave mixer. The mean-field limit is used to obtain a single criterion for instabilities that originate from a Hopf bifurcation.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 27, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 1989
Published: November 1, 1989
Shimon Weiss and Baruch Fischer, "Instabilities and self-pulsation in a ring cavity with a photorefractive wave mixer," Opt. Lett. 14, 1213-1215 (1989)