Electromagnetic Waves and Optical Resonators


Aims and Objectives

• To introduce some theory of electromagnetic waves.

• To introduce optical bistability and show some related devices.

• To discuss possible future applications.

• To apply some of the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems to model a real physical system.

On completion of this chapter, the reader should be able to

• understand the basic theory of Maxwell’s equations;

• derive the equations to model a nonlinear simple fiber ring (SFR) resonator;

• investigate some of the dynamics displayed by these devices and plot chaotic attractors;

• use a linear stability analysis to predict regions of instability and bistability;

• plot bifurcation diagrams using the first and second iterative methods;

• compare the results from four different methods of analysis.


Electromagnetic Wave Bifurcation Diagram Chaotic Attractor Linear Stability Analysis Ring Resonator 


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© Birkhäuser Boston 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computing and MathematicsManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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