Controlling optical chaos, spatio-temporal dynamics, and patterns


Journal Article (Review)

We describe how small perturbations applied to optical systems can be used to suppress or control optical chaos, spatio-temporal dynamics, and patterns. This research highlights the fact that complex behavior, such as chaos, has a beautiful and orderly underlying structure. We demonstrate that this orderly structure can be exploited for a variety of applications, such as stabilizing laser behavior in a regime where the device would normally produce erratic behavior, communicating information masked in a seemingly noise-like chaotic carrier, and improving the sensitivity of ultra-low-light level optical switches. © 2007 Elsevier Inc.

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Cited Authors

  • Illing, L; Gauthier, DJ; Roy, R

Published Date

  • December 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 / C

Start / End Page

  • 615 - 697

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1049-250X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1049-250X(06)54010-8

Citation Source

  • Scopus