Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Discretisation of Maxwell-Bloch dynamical systems

By J.M. Arnold


We investigate the smallest possible physically meaningful RMB model, which models propagation through a thin slab of resonant atomic material placed in a recirculating cavity, which has 2 degrees of freedom in the spatial distribution of the field . The model may be used to determine the stationary states of the cavity field, which are then subjected to stability analysis

Year: 2010
OAI identifier:
Provided by: Enlighten

Suggested articles


  1. (2001). A completely integrable 3-level Maxwell-Bloch system with rotational degeneracy’,
  2. (2009). Dynamical systems in nonlinear optics: reduced Maxwell-Bloch models’, doi
  3. (1999). Integrable systems and inverse scattering, in Hitchen, Segal, Ward, Integrable Systems: Twistors, Loop Groups and Riemann Surfaces, Oxford Graduate Texts in Mathematics 4, doi
  4. (1987). Optical resonance and 2-level atoms,

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.