Temporal Modulation of Traveling Waves

I. Rehberg*, S. Rasenat*, J. Fineberg, M. de la Torre Juarez*, and V. Steinberg

Department of Nuclear Physics, Weizmann Institut, 76100 Rehovot, Israel

Received 6 September 1988

It is demonstrated that traveling waves lose stability with respect to standing waves under the influence of a spatially homogeneous temporal modulation in three different experimental systems. A phase diagram consistent with a recent theoretical prediction is presented.