Fortunato Tito Arecchi

Selected list of papers by F.T. Arecchi

  1. "Theory of optical maser amplifiers", J. of Quantum Electronics, 1, 169, (1965), (with R. Bonifacio).
  2. "Measurements of the statistical distribution of Gaussian and Laser sources, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 912 (1965).
  3. "High order fluctuations in a single mode laser field", Phys. Rev. Lett., 16, 32 (1966), (with A. Berné, P. Burlamacchi).
  4. "Time distributions of photons from coherent and Gaussian sources", Phys. Rev. Lett., 20, 27 (1966), (with E. Gatti, A. Sona).
  5. "Statistics of the laser radiation at threshold", Phys. Lett., 25A, 59 (1967), (with G.P. Rodari, A. Sona).
  6. "Dynamics of the laser radiation at threshold", Phys. Lett., 25A, 341 (1967), (with M. Giglio, A. Sona).
  7. "Time-dependent statistical properties of laser radiation", Phys. Rev. Lett., 19, 1168 (1967), (with V. Degiorgio, B. Querzola).
  8. "Cooperative phenomena in resonant electromagnetic propagation", Phys. Rev. A2, 1730 (1970), (with E. Courtens).
  9. "Atomic coherent states in quantum optics", in: Fundamental and applied laser physics, (Proc. of 1971 Esfahan Conference ed. by M.S. Feld et al.) J. Wiley, 1972, pp. 835-865, and Phys. Rev. A6, 2211 (1972), (with E. Courtens, R. Gilmore. H. Thomas).
  10. "Quadratic nonlinearities and turbulence in a laser system", in: Coherent and Quantum Optics IV, (Proc. of Rochester Conf. on Coherence, 1977, ed. by L. Mandel and E. Wolf), Plenum Press 1978, (with A.M. Ricca).
  11. "Experimental evidence of subharmonic bifurcations, multistability and turbulence in a Q-switched gas laser", Phys. Rev. Lett., 49, 1217 (1982), (with R. Meucci, G. Puccioni and J. Tredicce).
  12. “Deterministic chaos in lasers with injected signal”, Opt. Comm., 51, 308 (1984). (with G.L. Lippi, G.P. Puccioni and J.R. Tredicce).
  13. "Laser dynamics with competing instabilities", Phys. Rev. Lett., 58, 2205 (1987), (with R. Meucci, W. Gadomski).
  14. "Experimental characterization of Shil'nikov chaos by return time", Europhys. Lett., 6, 677 (1988), (with A. Lapucci, R. Meucci, J.A. Roversi and P. Coullet).
  15. "Determination of a small photon number by transient statistics", Europhys. Lett., 8, 225 (1989), (with R. Meucci and J.A. Roversi).
  16. "Experimental evidence of chaotic itinerancy and spatiotemporal chaos in optics", Phys. Rev. Lett., 65, 2531-2534 (1990), (with G. Giacomelli, P.L. Ramazza and S. Residori).
  17. "Vortices and defect statistics in two dimensional optical chaos", Phys. Rev. Lett., 67, 3749 (1991), (with G. Giacomelli, P.L. Ramazza and S. Residori).
  18. "Two dimensional representatin of a delayed dynamical system", Phys. Rev. A45, 4225 (1992), (with G. Giacomelli, A. Lapucci and R. Meucci).
  19. "Periodic and chaotic alternation in systems with imperfect 0(2) symmetry", Phys. Rev. Lett., 69, 3723 (1992), (with S. Boccaletti, G.B. Mindlin, C. Perez-Garcia).
  20. "Transition from boundary-to-bulk controlled regimes in optical pattern formation", Phys. Rev. Lett., 70, 2277, (1993), (with S. Boccaletti, P.L. Ramazza and S. Residori).
  21. "Adaptive recognition of a chaotic dynamics", Europhys. Lett., 26, 327 (1994), (with G.F. Basti, S. Boccaletti and A. Perrone).
  22. "Two-dimensional crystals and quasicrystals in nonlinear optics", Phys. Rev. Lett., 74, 258 (1995), (with E. Pampaloni, P.L. Ramazza and S. Residori).
  23. "Order parameter fragmentation after a symmetry - breaking transition", Phys. Rev. Lett., 83, 5220 (1999), (with S. Ducci, P.L. Ramazza and W. Gonzales-Vinas).
  24. "Synchronization of homoclinic chaos", Phys. Rev. Lett., 86, 791 (2001), (with E. Allaria, A. Di Garbo and R. Meucci).
  25. “Autonomous bursting in homoclinic system”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 144101 (2002), (with R. Meucci, A. Di Garbo and E. Allaria).
  26. “Chaotic neuron dynamics, synchronization and feature binding”, Physica A 338 218-237 (2004).
  27. “Non Gaussian statistics and extreme waves in a nonlinear optical cavity” , Phys.Rev Lett. 103,173901 (2009) (with A.Montina,U.Bortolozzo and S. Residori).
  28. “Physics of cognition: complexity and creativity”. Eur.Phys.J. Special Topics 46,205(2007).
  29. “Dynamics of consciousness: complexity and creativity.” The Journal of psychophysiology 24 (2),141-148(2009)


  • R1 "Photocount distribution and field statistics", in Quantum Optics (Proc. E. Fermi 1967 School ed. by R.J. Glauber), Academic Press, 1969, pp. 57-110.
  • R2 "Experimental aspects of transition phenomena in quantum optics", in: Order and fluctuations in equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, (Proc. XVII Solvay Conf. in Physics, Ed. by G. Nicolis et al.), J. Wiley 1981, pp. 107-157.
  • R3 "Pattern formation and competition in nonlinear optics", Physics Reports, 318 pp. 1-83 (1999), (with S. Boccaletti and P.L. Ramazza).
  • R4 “Rogue waves and their generating mechanisms in different physical contexts”, Physics Reports (2013) 528, pp.47-89 (With M. Onorato, S. Residori, U. Bortolozzo and A. Montina).
  • R5 “Cognition and language: from apprehension to judgment-Quantum conjectures, in Chaos,Information Processing and Paradoxical Games (Eds. G. Nicolis and V. Basios),World Scientific (2015), Chapter 15 (pp.319-344).


[Cooperative effects in quantum optics]  [Photon statistics and laser fluctuations]  [Deterministic chaos in optics]  [Pattern formation in extended media]  [Complex phenomena and cognitive processes]