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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1650–1652

Transverse modulational instability of counterpropagating quasi-phase-matched beams in a quadratically nonlinear medium

P. M. Lushnikov, P. Lodahl, and M. Saffman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 21, pp. 1650-1652 (1998)

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We find the threshold and the generation angle for transverse instability of quasi-phase-matched counter-propagating fundamental and second-harmonic beams in a bulk c(2) medium. Numerical estimates indicate that the instability should be observable with currently available materials.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

P. M. Lushnikov, P. Lodahl, and M. Saffman, "Transverse modulational instability of counterpropagating quasi-phase-matched beams in a quadratically nonlinear medium," Opt. Lett. 23, 1650-1652 (1998)

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