Self-Focusing-Induced Optical Turbulence

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Transverse outputs of an optical resonator are predicted to undergo transitions to turbulence via three well-established scenarios. The instabilities are induced by self-focusing nonlinearities. A bifurcation involving period doubling of invariant circles in a parameter region where attractors coexist is identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556-559
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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