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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1989
  • pp: 1213–1215

Instabilities and self-pulsation in a ring cavity with a photorefractive wave mixer

Shimon Weiss and Baruch Fischer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 21, pp. 1213-1215 (1989)

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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)

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