Cavity pattern formation with incoherent light

Buljan, Hrvoje and Soljačić, Marin and Carmon, Tal and Segev, Mordechai (2003) Cavity pattern formation with incoherent light. Physical Review E, 68 (1). pp. 16616-6. ISSN 1539-3755

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We study the propagation dynamics of an incoherent light beam circulating in a passive cavity containing noninstantaneous nonlinear media. It is shown that patterns form in this cavity in spite of spatial incoherence of the light. We show that the pattern formation process is always associated with two consecutive thresholds. The first (instability) threshold is unaffected by the cavity boundary conditions, whereas the second threshold is induced by the feedback through the interplay of nonlinear gain and cavity loss.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: optical cavity, incoherent light, nonlinearity, pattern
Date: July 2003
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: Copyright (2003) by the American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Project code: 119250
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 23 May 2014 11:42
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 11:42

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