Cavity pattern formation and cavity solitons with incoherent light

Hrvoje Buljan*, Marin Soljacic, Tal Carmon, Mordechai Segev

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We show that patterns and solitons can form when spatially and temporally incoherent light circulates in a passive nonlinear cavity with noninstantaneous medium. 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.

Original languageEnglish
PagesQMC2/1-QMC2/3
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventTrends in Optics and Photonics Series: Quantum electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Baltimore, MD., United States
Duration: 1 Jun 20036 Jun 2003

Conference

ConferenceTrends in Optics and Photonics Series: Quantum electronics and Laser Science (QELS)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD.
Period1/06/036/06/03

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