Victor J. Sánchez-Morcillo

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It is shown that a Kerr cavity with different losses for the two polarization components of the field can support both dark and bright cavity solitons (CS's). A parametrically driven Ginzburg-Landau equation is shown to describe the system for large-cavity anisotropy. In one transverse dimension the nonlinear dynamics of the bright CS's is numerically(More)
This book is devoted to the formation and dynamics of localized structures (vortices, solitons) and of extended patterns (stripes, hexagons, tilted waves) in nonlinear optical resonators such as lasers, optical parametric oscillators, and photorefractive oscillators. Theoretical analysis is performed by deriving order parameter equations, and also through(More)
  • Series Editors, R Hull, +26 authors K Rajan
  • 2015
The Springer Series in Materials Science covers the complete spectrum of materials physics, including fundamental principles, physical properties, materials theory and design. Recognizing the increasing importance of materials science in future device technologies, the book titles in this series reflect the state-of-the-art in understanding and controlling(More)
We present the design of a structured material supporting complete absorption of sound with a broadband response and functional for any direction of incident radiation. The structure which is fabricated out of porous lamellas is arranged into a low-density crystal and backed by a reflecting support. Experimental measurements show that strong all-angle sound(More)
The propagation of nonlinear compressional waves in a one-dimensional granular chain driven at one end by a harmonic excitation is studied. The chain is described by a Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) lattice model with quadratic nonlinearity (α-FPU model), valid for strong initial compression of the chain by an external static force. A successive approximations(More)
A comprehensive experimental, analytical and numerical study of the true focal region drift relative to the geometrical focus (focal shift effect) in acoustic focused beams and its nonlinear evolution is presented. For this aim, the concept of Fresnel number, proportional to the linear gain, is introduced as a convenient parameter for characterizing focused(More)
The Ising-Bloch transition for domain walls in spatially extended nonlinear systems is a known phenomenon. We show a similar transition for extended patterns, such as labyrinths and stripes. The analysis is performed in the frame of the parametrically driven Ginzburg-Landau equation, which is a paradigmatic model for a variety on nonlinear systems showing(More)
We show that nonmonotonic (oscillatory) decay of the boundaries of phase domains is crucial for the stability of localized structures in systems described by Swift-Hohenberg equation. The less damped (more oscillatory) are the boundaries, the larger are the existence ranges of the localized structures. For very weakly damped spatial oscillations,(More)
We present here a fast and easily realized computational approach based on the finite element methods with consistent and lumped mass matrices (CM-FEM and LM-FEM, respectively), and the Bloch's theorem, to calculate the elastic band structures of phononic crystals. Two improvements, the adjustment of the introduction of Bloch's theorem as well as weighting(More)
The phenomenon of the displacement of the position along the axis of the pressure, intensity, and radiation force maxima of focused acoustic beams under increasing driving voltages (nonlinear focal shift) is studied for the case of a moderately focused beam. The theoretical and experimental results show the existence of this shift along the axis when the(More)