COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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Applied Seminar: Nonlinear Stability Analysis of Rhombic Optical Pattern Formation in an Atomic Vapor Ring Cavity

2005-04-20

3:10pm, Webster Hall B12

Francisco Javier Alvarado Chacn

Abstract: In this talk, I will present two of the problems in my preliminary examination, which I included in my doctoral dissertation, namely, a stability analysis of the amplitude equations associated with the modified Swift-Hohenberg equation describing the internal field in an atomic sodium vapor ring cavity, and a construction of countour plots of the solution of that equation showing the rhombic symmetry of the problem.