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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2002
  • pp: 348–350

Secondary transverse instabilities in optical parametric oscillators

H. Ward, M. Taki, and P. Glorieux  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 5, pp. 348-350 (2002)

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We investigate the effect of coupling between diffraction and walk-off on secondary instabilities in nondegenerate optical parametric oscillators. We show that traveling waves that propagate in the walk-off direction, which are generated at the onset of absolute instability, experience Eckhaus and zigzag phase instabilities. Each of these secondary instabilities splits into absolute and convective instabilities that modify the Eckhaus and zigzag instability boundaries. As a consequence, the stability domain of modulated traveling waves is enlarged and may coexist with uniform steady states. The predictions are consistent with the numerical solutions of the optical parametric oscillator model.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

H. Ward, M. Taki, and P. Glorieux, "Secondary transverse instabilities in optical parametric oscillators," Opt. Lett. 27, 348-350 (2002)

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