Spontaneous spatial fractal pattern formation in absorptive systems
Huang, J G, Christian, J M and McDonald, G S 2012, 'Spontaneous spatial fractal pattern formation in absorptive systems' , Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials, 21 (2) , pp. 1-9.
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We predict, for the first time to our knowledge, that purely-absorptive nonlinearity can support spontaneous spatial fractal pattern formation. A passive optical ring cavity with a thin slice of saturable absorber is analyzed. Linear stability analysis yields threshold curves for Turing (static) instabilities with features proposed as characteristics of potential fractal pattern formation. Numerical simulations of the fully-nonlinear dynamics, with both one and two transverse dimensions, confirm theoretical predictions.
|Themes:||Subjects outside of the University Themes|
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Materials & Physics Research Centre|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials|
|Publisher:||Singapore World Scientific|
|Depositing User:||JM Christian|
|Date Deposited:||05 Oct 2012 14:59|
|Last Modified:||05 Oct 2012 14:59|
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