Self-oscillation and chaos in nonlinear fabry-perot resonators with finite response time

E. Abraham, W J Firth, J. Carr

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

We report results of a detailed analysis of the dynamic response of folded Fabry-Pérot resonators containing a cubic nonlinear medium with finite time constant. Under different conditions, we find steady, oscillatory and chaotic responses to a steady driving field. Oscillation periods of many optical round-trip times are observed for sluggish media. Instability thresholds are well described by a complex characteristic equation, for which we obtain analytic solutions in the limits of high and of low finesse. Fourier spectra and phase-space plots of non-stationary responses are presented. © 1982.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume91
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 1982

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Self-oscillation and chaos in nonlinear fabry-perot resonators with finite response time'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this