Effects of transverse beam variation on bifurcations in an intrinsic bistable ring cavity

Jerome V Moloney, F. A. Hopf, H. M. Gibbs

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Abstract

Instabilities associated with bistable branches of positive differential gain are investigated numerically in a ring-cavity bistable device, allowing for transverse variation of the laser beam. Additional instability domains beyond those predicted by plane-wave analysis are shown to occur. The nature of the bifurcation sequences within each domain is different from the plane-wave case and is characterized by quasiperiodic and frequency-locked behavior. Some sequences are very similar to experimentally observed bifurcations in hydrodynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3442-3445
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

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Effects of transverse beam variation on bifurcations in an intrinsic bistable ring cavity. / Moloney, Jerome V; Hopf, F. A.; Gibbs, H. M.

In: Physical Review A, Vol. 25, No. 6, 1982, p. 3442-3445.

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