Multistability and hysteresis of standing waves in a periodic structure

W.A.C. Strijbosch, T.P. Valkering, S.A. van Gils

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Abstract

An experimental set-up is presented to create standing nonlinear continuous waves in a Kerr wave guide with a periodic structure. The frequency of the wave is in the band gap of the system. Control parameters are the intensity of the source at one side of the structure, and the phase difference between the forward and backward moving components of the standing wave at the other side. For a simplified system, a bilayer grating, it is shown that multi-valuedness of the solutions occurs with respect to these two control parameters. To obtain these results, analytical and numerical methods are used to describe the spatial ‘dynamics’ of the nonlinear transfer map of one unit of the grating. Among other things, it is demonstrated that effects of chaotic dynamics can be visible in realistic systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Optics for the Information Society
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Third Annual Meeting of the COST Action P2, held in Enschede, The Netherlands, 26–27 October 2000
EditorsA. Driessen
PublisherSpringer
Pages163-178
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-015-1267-1
ISBN (Print)978-90-481-5876-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2001
EventThird Annual Meeting of the COST Action P2 Nonlinear Optics for the Information Society (NOIS) - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 26 Oct 200027 Oct 2000
Conference number: 3

Workshop

WorkshopThird Annual Meeting of the COST Action P2 Nonlinear Optics for the Information Society (NOIS)
Abbreviated titleNOIS
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period26/10/0027/10/00

Keywords

  • METIS-201809

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