Oscillation and chaos in a Fabry-Perot bistable cavity with gaussian input beam

W. J. Firth, E. M. Wright

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We report first results of numerical calculations on Ikeda instabilities ina folded Fabry-Perot resonator pumped by a gaussian beam matched to the cavity. Oscillations of periods tR, 2tR and 4tR, followed by quasi-periods 2.5tR and 5tR, are observed en route to chaotic responses. The tR oscillation arises from nonlinear nonreciprocity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-216
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 15 1982


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