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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1998
  • pp: 346–348

Spatial solitary waves and patterns in type II second-harmonic generation

Stefano Longhi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 346-348 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000346


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Abstract

The existence of Turing patterns and of spatial solitary waves that arise from a polarization instability of the fundamental field is predicted in type II second-harmonic generation in a quadratically nonlinear optical cavity. The analogy between these dissipative structures and those studied in absorptive optical bistability is pointed out.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

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Stefano Longhi, "Spatial solitary waves and patterns in type II second-harmonic generation," Opt. Lett. 23, 346-348 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-5-346


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