Period-doubling-induced phase hopping in a phase-conjugate resonator

G. Reiner, P. Meystre, E. M. Wright

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The intracavity intensity of an empty phase-conjugate resonator in which the phase-conjugate mirror is a Kerr medium with instantaneous response can exhibit a sequence of period-doubling bifurcations to chaos. We show that the first such bifurcation is in general already sufficient to induce a quasi-periodic motion of the field phase, leading in practice to its complete indetermination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)982-984
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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