Homoclinic snaking of localized patterns in a spatially forced system

F. Haudin, R. G. Rojas, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, M. G. Clerc

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Dissipative localized structures exhibit intricate bifurcation diagrams. An adequate theory has been developed in one space dimension; however, discrepancies arise with the experiments. Based on an optical feedback with spatially modulated input beam, we set up a 1D forced configuration in a nematic liquid crystal layer. We characterize experimentally and theoretically the homoclinic snaking diagram of localized patterns, providing a reconciliation between theory and experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number264101
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - 22 Dec 2011


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