Connection between Ikeda Instability and Phase Conjugation
Period-doubling to chaos and phase conjugation are two nonlinear optical phenomena which have attracted enormous but largely independent interest in recent years. In this paper we establish a close connection between the two phenomena, both being forms of near-degenerate four-wave mixing. We also report a new and rather unexpected feature of the Ikeda problem: the existence of a stable 3tR oscillation below the period-doubling threshold.
KeywordsCavity Mode Round Trip Ring Resonator Gain Spectrum Phase Conjugation
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