Spatial structures in nonlinear optical cavities at IFISC
Colet, P; Gomila, D; Jacobo, A; Zambrini R.
Optica Pura y Aplicada 44, 493-499 (2011)
We present here a brief overview of the main topics studied in the Institute for Cross Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC) within the context of formation of spatial structures in nonlinear optical cavities, including both extended patterns as well as localized structures(dissipative solitons). We also study the effect of gradients and non local coupling arising either from feedback or from the presence of intracavity metamaterials as well as possible applications in optical processing of images and information.