Self-pulsing instabilities in backward parametric wave mixing

Year: 2005

Authors: Conforti M., Locatelli A., De Angelis C., Parini A., Bellanca G., Trillo S.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia, Dipartimento di Elettronica per l’Automazione, Università di Brescia, via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy; Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44100 Ferrara, Italy

Abstract: We investigate temporal stability of stationary solutions for backward degenerate parametric mixing. We show that self-oscillating solutions can be obtained from properly chosen continuous-wave counterpropagating inputs at fundamental and second-harmonic frequencies under general phase-mismatched conditions. The temporal oscillation period near the bifurcation points is predicted by linear stability analysis and verified by numerical simulation of the governing equations. (c) 2005 Optical Society of America.

Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B: OPTICAL PHYSICS

Volume: 22 (10)      Pages from: 2178  to: 2184

KeyWords: Wave mixing
DOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.22.002178

Citations: 12
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