Defect-Induced Spatio-Temporal Chaos

  • P. Coullet
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Systems with few degrees of freedom are well known for their propensity to develop chaos (Bergé et al., 1984). Quantitative characterization of such behavior relies upon the qualitative theory of differential equations (Arnold, 1980). Quantitative measures of chaos (Liapunov exponents, entropies, dimensions, etc.) are properties of mathematically well defined objects such as strange attractors (Guckhenheimer and Holmes, 1983).


Nematic Liquid Crystal Spiral Wave Phase Instability Optical Vortex Standing Wave Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Coullet
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique ThéoriqueUniversité de NiceNiceFrance

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