Transverse dynamics of a phase-conjugate resonator. II: Fast nonlinear medium

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

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We investigate the transverse dynamics of a high-diffraction phase-conjugate resonator in which the phaseconjugate mirror is a diffusive Kerr medium with instantaneous response time and operates in the Raman-Nath scattering regime. A period-doubling scenario from regular behavior to low-dimensional chaos is found and the route to high-dimensional chaotic-attractors is analyzed by means of the spectrum of the Lyapunov exponents. We also compute both the Lyapunov dimension and the correlation dimension for a specific attractor and find different values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865-874
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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