Diffractive effects in passive nonlinear optical resonators can lead to pattern-forming instabilities. When the pattern (in our case, a regular hexagonal lattice of intensity peaks) coexists with the homogeneous solution, soliton-like intensity peaks in the transverse plane can be excited. These solutions have the characteristics of localized structures and are highly degenerate with respect to the peak location. By injecting narrow laser pulses, it is possible to turn on such peaks at desired locations and to turn them off selectively. The conditions to ensure independence among the peaks are described as well. These features suggest the possibility of encoding optical information in the structure of the field profile.
|Titolo:||Formation and control of localized structures in nonlinear optical systems|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1996|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1063/1.166180|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|