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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1846–1848

Induced spatiotemporal modulation instability in a noninstantaneous self-defocusing medium

Wen-Han Chu, Chien-Chung Jeng, Chao-Hsian Chen, Yi-Hsin Liu, and Ming-Feng Shih  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 14, pp. 1846-1848 (2005)

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We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally that induced spatiotemporal modulation instability can exist in a self-defocusing medium if the nonlinearity is noninstantaneous. We predict the growth rate as a function of the spatial and temporal frequencies of the modulation and the response time of the nonlinearity and confirm it by our experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

Wen-Han Chu, Chien-Chung Jeng, Chao-Hsian Chen, Yi-Hsin Liu, and Ming-Feng Shih, "Induced spatiotemporal modulation instability in a noninstantaneous self-defocusing medium," Opt. Lett. 30, 1846-1848 (2005)

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