Strong Enhancement of Interaction of Optical Pulses Induced by Oscillatory Instability

D. Turaev, A. G. Vladimirov, S. Zelik

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Abstract

In this presentation, interaction of stationary and pulsating localized structures of light in active and passive optical devices is studied analytically and numerically. Being close enough to each other, optical pulses interact via decaying tails. Interference between the tails can produce intensity oscillations responsible for the formation of pulse bound states. Using an asymptotic approach we derive and analyze a set of ordinary differential equations governing the slow time evolution of the parameters of individual pulses, such as their coordinates, optical and oscillation phases. Being independent of specific details of the model, the form of these "interaction equations" is determined mainly by the asymptotic behavior of the pulse tails and the symmetries of the model equations. They have a universal nature and can be used to study interaction of temporal or spatial localized structures not only in optical, but also in hydrodynamic, plasma, and even biological systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781424440801
StatePublished - 14 Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventCLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference - Munich, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 200919 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Conference

ConferenceCLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityMunich
Period14/06/0919/06/09

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