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Hexagon patterns in optical bistability

Firth, WJ, Scroggie, AJ, McDonald, GS and Lugiato, LA 1992, 'Hexagon patterns in optical bistability' , Physical Review A, 46 (7) , R3609-R3612.

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The mean-field model of optical bistability in a ring cavity is extended to include diffraction in two transverse dimensions. Nonlinear analysis in the neighborhood of the instability of the homogeneous solution indicates the formation of stable hexagonal patterns, and this is confirmed by numerical simulation, with reasonable quantitative agreement. Simulations with higher excitation show defect structures and complex dynamical patterns.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Energy
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
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Schools: Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review A
Publisher: American Physical Society
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1050-2947
Depositing User: GS McDonald
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 11:54
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:13

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