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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2001
  • pp: 45–54

Spatiotemporal instabilities in nonlinear bulk media with Bragg gratings

Natalia M. Litchinitser, Colin J. McKinstrie, C. Martijn de Sterke, and Govind P. Agrawal  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 45-54 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.18.000045


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Abstract

We study spatiotemporal instabilities in a bulk medium with Kerr-type nonlinearity and a volume Bragg grating along the direction of wave propagation. The continuous-wave beam propagation is unstable in such a periodic structure because of an interplay among grating-induced dispersion, diffraction, and nonlinear phase modulation. A linear stability analysis of the nonlinear coupled-mode equations predicts parameters for which novel self-pulsations that occur in both time and space can be observed experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

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Natalia M. Litchinitser, Colin J. McKinstrie, C. Martijn de Sterke, and Govind P. Agrawal, "Spatiotemporal instabilities in nonlinear bulk media with Bragg gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 45-54 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-18-1-45

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