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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2004
  • pp: 259–261

Observation of transverse instabilities in optically induced lattices

Dragomir Neshev, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Yuri S. Kivshar, and Wieslaw Krolikowski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 259-261 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000259


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Abstract

We study experimentally the Bloch-wave instabilities in optically induced photonic lattices. We reveal two different instability scenarios associated with either the transverse modulational instability of a single Bloch wave or the nonlinear interband coupling between different Bloch waves. We show that the transverse instability is greatly enhanced in the induced lattice in comparison with homogeneous media.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

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

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Dragomir Neshev, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Yuri S. Kivshar, and Wieslaw Krolikowski, "Observation of transverse instabilities in optically induced lattices," Opt. Lett. 29, 259-261 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-3-259

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