Instabilities, Dynamics and Chaos in Nonlinear Optical Systems

  • N. B. Abraham
  • E. Arimondo
  • R. W. Boyd
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 177)


An International Workshop on Instabilities, Dynamics and Chaos in Nonlinear Optical Systems was held on July 8–10, 1987 at the conference center Il Ciocco in Castelvecchio Pascoli (Lucca), Italy. This third in a series of meetings on dynamics and chaos in optical systems [1,2] drew 137 attendees from 17 countries for the presentation of 53 oral communications (in nonparallel sessions) and 36 poster papers (in two sessions). The communications represented the work of 212 coauthors from 18 countries. The meeting followed a NATO/ASI and Europhysics-sponsored Summer School on Quantum Electronics held at the same conference center on the topic of “Instabilities and Chaos in Quantum Optics”, which provided a broad tutorial introduction to the field appropriate for the many advanced graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty in attendance [3].


Fractal Dimension Semiconductor Laser Saturable Absorber Relaxation Oscillation Optical Bistability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. B. Abraham
    • 1
  • E. Arimondo
    • 2
  • R. W. Boyd
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBryn Mawr CollegeBryn MawrUSA
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Fisicadell’Università di PisaPisaItaly
  3. 3.Institute of OpticsUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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