Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/184744
Title:
Modulational instability in optical ring cavity.
Author:
Adachihara, Hatsuo.
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The optical ring cavity has been studied for about ten years, both theoretically and experimentally. In these studies the uniform plane wave approximation has been used. In this work we investigate effects which result from the retention of the transverse diffraction. We establish that transverse structure is inevitable since plane wave fixed points are susceptible to transverse instabilities (modulational instability). We show that this instability is a universal mechanism for initiating various interesting and complicated, yet understandable, dynamical responses in a one and a two transverse dimensional cavity.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Optical bistability.; Switching circuits.; Optoelectronic devices.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Applied Mathematics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Meystre, Pierre

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleModulational instability in optical ring cavity.en_US
dc.creatorAdachihara, Hatsuo.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAdachihara, Hatsuo.en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe optical ring cavity has been studied for about ten years, both theoretically and experimentally. In these studies the uniform plane wave approximation has been used. In this work we investigate effects which result from the retention of the transverse diffraction. We establish that transverse structure is inevitable since plane wave fixed points are susceptible to transverse instabilities (modulational instability). We show that this instability is a universal mechanism for initiating various interesting and complicated, yet understandable, dynamical responses in a one and a two transverse dimensional cavity.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectOptical bistability.en_US
dc.subjectSwitching circuits.en_US
dc.subjectOptoelectronic devices.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineApplied Mathematicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMeystre, Pierreen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShoemaker, Richard L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMclaughlin, David W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLemesurier, Brenton J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9000124en_US
dc.identifier.oclc702670054en_US
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