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Motion of dissipative optical fronts under the action of an oscillating pump

Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 2016. Vol. 94. No. 2. P. 022205-1-022205-8.
Yulin A., A. Aladyshkina, Shalin A.

The dynamics of domain walls in optical bistable systems with pump and loss is considered. It is shown that an oscillating component of the pump affects the average drift velocity of the domain walls. The cases of harmonic and biharmonic pumps are considered. It is demonstrated that in the case of biharmonic pulse the velocity of the domain wall can be controlled by the mutual phase of the harmonics. The analogy between this phenomenon and the ratchet effect is drawn. Synchronization of the moving domain walls by the oscillating pump in discrete systems is studied and discussed.