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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1992
  • pp: 792–794

Period-doubling bifurcations and modulational instability in the nonlinear ring cavity: an analytical study

M. Haelterman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 792-794 (1992)

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A new theoretical approach for the study of the influence of diffraction on Ikeda instability in the Kerr-type nonlinear ring cavity is proposed. The simplicity of this model allows for a complete analytical study of transverse modulational instability in the period-2 regime of the cavity. In particular the emergence of stationary spatial dissipative structures in the profile of the period-doubled transmitted beam is predicted.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 23, 1992
Published: June 1, 1992

M. Haelterman, "Period-doubling bifurcations and modulational instability in the nonlinear ring cavity: an analytical study," Opt. Lett. 17, 792-794 (1992)

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