Optical textures: characterizing spatiotemporal chaos.

@article{Clerc2016OpticalTC,
  title={Optical textures: characterizing spatiotemporal chaos.},
  author={Marcel G. Clerc and Gregorio Gonzalez-Cortes and Vincent Odent and Mario Wilson},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2016},
  volume={24 14},
  pages={
          15478-85
        }
}
Macroscopic systems subjected to injection and dissipation of energy can exhibit complex spatiotemporal behaviors as result of dissipative self-organization. Here, we report a one- and two-dimensional pattern forming setup, which exhibits a transition from stationary patterns to spatiotemporal chaotic textures, based on a nematic liquid crystal layer with spatially modulated input beam and optical feedback. Using an adequate projection of spatiotemporal diagrams, we determine the largest… Expand
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