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International Quantum Electronics Conference
San Francisco, California United States
May 16, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Soliton Interactions I (ITuH)

Temporal instability of spatial solitons driven by quantum noise

Paolo DiTrapani, Gianluca Arrighi, Gintaras Valiulis, Stefano Minardi, S. D. Jenkins, T. A. Kennedy, and Jin Yu


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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.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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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