Stable droplets and nucleation in asymmetric bistable nonlinear optical systems

Damià Gomila, Pere Colet, Gian-Luca Oppo, Maxi San Miguel
2004 Journal of Optics B-Quantum and Semiclassical Optics  
The existence and stability properties of localized structures in nonlinear optical cavities with slightly non-equivalent homogeneous solutions and displaying a modulational instability of flat fronts are investigated. We present a new type of stable localized structures in the regime of formation of labyrinthine patterns based on the balance between the curvature and the asymmetry effects.
doi:10.1088/1464-4266/6/5/014 fatcat:5w2oqaty75dcphbe3mea62tr6i