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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1444–1446

Observation of azimuthal modulational instability and formation of patterns of optical solitons in a quadratic nonlinear crystal

Dmitri V. Petrov, Lluis Torner, Jordi Martorell, Ramon Vilaseca, Juan P. Torres, and Crina Cojocaru  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 18, pp. 1444-1446 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001444


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Abstract

We report what is believed to be the first experimental demonstration of the azimuthal self-breaking of intense beams containing a vortex phase dislocation into sets of optical spatial solitons in a quadratic nonlinear material. The observations were performed in a KTP crystal.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(330.5000) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - patterns and recognition

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Dmitri V. Petrov, Lluis Torner, Jordi Martorell, Ramon Vilaseca, Juan P. Torres, and Crina Cojocaru, "Observation of azimuthal modulational instability and formation of patterns of optical solitons in a quadratic nonlinear crystal," Opt. Lett. 23, 1444-1446 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-18-1444

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