Web pattern formation in a spatially distributed nonlinear optical system

S. L. Lachinova, W. Lu, M. A. Vorontsov

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A recent experiment showed that optical pattern-forming systems with strong nonlinear effect can be designed based on large-scale arrays of optoelectronic feedback circuits. Using various synthetic nonlinearities and controllable spatial coupling, a variety of transversal optical patterns were observed in the system. The results of a theoretical study performed on such a spatially distributed nonlinear optical model are presented. The existence of web patterns in the system with cosine nonlinearity is shown. The new spatial structure emerges from clusters of localized states through a sequence of spatial bifurcations on increasing the control parameter of the system. The results are in good agreement with experimental observation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference - Nice, France
Duration: 10 Sept 200015 Sept 2000


Conference2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference
Abbreviated titleIQEC 2000


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