Control of patterns in spatiotemporal chaos in optics

Weiping Lu, Dejin Yu, Robert G. Harrison

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We propose an algorithm for control of spatiotemporal chaos in partial differential systems based on the idea of stabilization of unstable periodic patterns embedded in spatiotemporal chaotic states. This algorithm, using time- and space-dependent feedback, has been successfully demonstrated through our numerical analysis in controlling unstable roll patterns in a transversely extended three-level laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3316-3319
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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