Chaos in light

R. G. Harrison, Druba J Biswas

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Abstract

Chaos is an inherent feature of many nonlinear systems. In particular, the transition from a steady to chaotic state occurs independently of the physical properties of the system. Such behaviour occurs in optics, both in lasers and in nonlinear optical devices. Such devices, which are fundamentally simple both in construction and in the mathematics that describes them, provide excellent opportunities for investigation nonlinear phenomena as well as for technological innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-401
Number of pages8
JournalNature
Volume321
Issue number6068
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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    Harrison, R. G., & Biswas, D. J. (1986). Chaos in light. Nature, 321(6068), 394-401. https://doi.org/10.1038/321394a0