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Title: Excitable optical waves in semiconductor microcavities
Authors: Marino, Francesco; Balle, Salvador
Keywords: Microcavities
Nonlinear optics
Issue Date: 9-Mar-2005
Publisher: American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review Letters 94, 094101 (2005)
Abstract: We demonstrate experimentally and theoretically the existence of excitable optical waves in semiconductor microcavities. Although similar to those observed in biological and chemical systems, these excitable optical waves are self-confined. This is due to a new dynamical scenario, where a stationary Turing pattern controls the propagation of waves in an excitable medium, thus bringing together the two paradigms of dynamical behavior (waves and patterns) in active media.
Description: 4 pages, 4 figures.-- PACS nrs.: 05.45.-a, 42.65.Sf, 42.65.Tg.-- PMID: 15783966 [PubMed].
Publisher version (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.094101
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/7516
ISSN: 0031-9007
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.094101
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