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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1099–1108

Stability of spatial soliton arrays generated in a noninstantaneous Kerr medium from partially spatiotemporally coherent light

Gil Fanjoux, Eric Lantz, Fabrice Devaux, and Hervé Maillotte  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 6, pp. 1099-1108 (2006)

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We demonstrate numerically and experimentally how spatial soliton arrays generated through modulation instability in a planar waveguide with relaxing Kerr nonlinearity can be spatially and temporally destabilized when using a partially spatiotemporally coherent light pulse. However, the amplitude of the shot-to-shot spatial jitter is limited. This jitter depends on the correlation degree of the spatial noise between pulses, and this correlation degree strongly depends on the spatiotemporal coherence of the propagating beam.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 29, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2005

Gil Fanjoux, Eric Lantz, Fabrice Devaux, and Hervé Maillotte, "Stability of spatial soliton arrays generated in a noninstantaneous Kerr medium from partially spatiotemporally coherent light," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1099-1108 (2006)

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