We report the first observation of temporal modulation instability of spatial solitons produced in second harmonic generation. Using quantum theory we interpret the observed instability to result from quantum fluctuations of the vacuum field.
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P. DiTrapani, G. Arrighi, G. Valiulis, S. Minardi, S. D. Jenkins, T. A. Kennedy, and J. Yu, "Temporal instability of spatial solitons driven by quantum noise," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper ITuH5.
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