Transverse Patterns in Nonlinear Optical Resonators

  • Kçstutis Staliūnas
  • Victor J. Sánchez-Morcillo

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 183)

About this book


This book is devoted to the formation and dynamics of localized structures (vortices, solitons) and of extended patterns (stripes, hexagons, tilted waves) in nonlinear optical resonators such as lasers, optical parametric oscillators, and the like. Theoretical analysis is performed by deriving order parameter equations, and also through numerical integration of microscopic models of the systems under investigation. Experimental observations, and possible technological implementations of transverse optical patterns are also discussed. A comparison with patterns found in other nonlinear systems, both optical systems and extended systems in general, is given.


Nonlinear optics Optical vortices Pattern formation Spatial solitons laser optics

Authors and affiliations

  • Kçstutis Staliūnas
    • 1
  • Victor J. Sánchez-Morcillo
    • 2
  1. 1.Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Department of Applied Physics Escuela Politécnica Superior de GandíaUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaGrao de GandíaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-00434-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-36416-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
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