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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2509–2511

Experimental control of pattern formation by photonic lattices

N. Marsal, D. Wolfersberger, M. Sciamanna, G. Montemezzani, and D. N. Neshev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 21, pp. 2509-2511 (2008)

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We study the control of modulational instability and pattern formation in a nonlinear dissipative feedback system with a periodic modulation of the material refractive index. We use a one-dimensional photonic lattice in a single-mirror feedback configuration and identify three mechanisms for pattern control: bandgap suppression of instability modes, periodicity induced pattern modes, and orientational pattern control.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2008
Published: October 27, 2008

N. Marsal, D. Wolfersberger, M. Sciamanna, G. Montemezzani, and D. N. Neshev, "Experimental control of pattern formation by photonic lattices," Opt. Lett. 33, 2509-2511 (2008)

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