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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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    Abstract

    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.

    Item Type: Article
    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
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0218-8635
    Depositing User: JM Christian
    Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 14:59
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:33
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/26897

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