Strange attractor in the reflectivity of a phase-conjugate mirror. Academic Article uri icon


  • Wave equations describing optical phase conjugation in photorefractive crystals are solved using a technique that transforms a boundary-value problem into an initial-value problem. Boundary conditions are satisfied using an iterative map constructed in the parameter space. Within the iterative procedure unstable situations arise, leading to a chaotic response of the crystal. A strange attractor is discovered in the reflectivity of the crystal, existing in the multiparameter space of the single-interaction-region four-wave-mixing process. 1991 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A

author list (cited authors)

  • Belic, M. R., & Timotijevic, D.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Belic, MR||Timotijevic, D

publication date

  • June 1991