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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: George I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2178–2184

Self-pulsing instabilities in backward parametric wave mixing

M. Conforti, A. Locatelli, C. De Angelis, A. Parini, G. Bellanca, and S. Trillo  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 2178-2184 (2005)

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We investigate temporal stability of stationary solutions for backward degenerate parametric mixing. We show that self-oscillating solutions can be obtained from properly chosen continuous-wave counterpropagating inputs at fundamental and second-harmonic frequencies under general phase-mismatched conditions. The temporal oscillation period near the bifurcation points is predicted by linear stability analysis and verified by numerical simulation of the governing equations.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

M. Conforti, A. Locatelli, C. De Angelis, A. Parini, G. Bellanca, and S. Trillo, "Self-pulsing instabilities in backward parametric wave mixing," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2178-2184 (2005)

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