Spatiotemporal oscillations in a semiconductor étalon

Yu A. Rzhanov, H. Richardson, A. A. Hagberg, J. V. Moloney

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We show theoretically that competing optical nonlinearities in a semiconductor étalon, with transverse effects included, result in complex spatiotemporal behavior. A theoretical framework is developed that explains many features of the oscillatory behavior. Numerical simulations exhibit kinks, switching waves, whole-beam, and edge oscillations. Simulations compare favorably with recent experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1480-1491
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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