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Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications
Toronto Canada
March 28, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-768-7
Spatial Solitons and Transverse Effects II (WA)

Temporal modulational instability of spatial solitons in second-harmonic generation

Paolo Di Trapani, Gianluca Arrighi, Jin Yu, Gintaras Valiulis, and Stefano Minardi


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Spatial solitons in second-harmonic generation show regular, high-frequency, temporal modulation 1.5-times above threshold. The result is interpreted as the first observation of their temporal modulational instability. Simulations indicate that instability is seeded by quantum noise.

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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. Di Trapani, G. Arrighi, J. Yu, G. Valiulis, and S. Minardi, "Temporal modulational instability of spatial solitons in second-harmonic generation," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest on CD (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper WA5.

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