OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2673–2675

Spectral dynamics of spatially incoherent bump-on-tail instability

Dmitry V. Dylov and Jason W. Fleischer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 17, pp. 2673-2675 (2009)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (217 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We examine an all-optical bump-on-tail instability by considering the nonlinear interaction of two partially incoherent spatial beams. Using a radiation transport approach, we develop plasmalike dispersion relations for perturbation modes and show that a positive gradient in the power spectrum can trigger instability. Theoretical considerations are confirmed by experiment and numerical simulation.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2009
Published: August 31, 2009

Dmitry V. Dylov and Jason W. Fleischer, "Spectral dynamics of spatially incoherent bump-on-tail instability," Opt. Lett. 34, 2673-2675 (2009)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. M. Soljacic, M. Segev, T. Coskun, D. N. Christodoulides, and A. Vishwanath, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 467 (2000). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. D. Kip, M. Soljacic, M. Segev, E. Eugenieva, and D. N. Christodoulides, Science 290, 495 (2000). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. D. N. Christodoulides, T. H. Coskun, M. Mitchell, and M. Segev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 646 (1997). [CrossRef]
  4. V. V. Shkunov and D. Z. Anderson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2683 (1998). [CrossRef]
  5. R. Fedele and D. Anderson, J. Opt. B 2, 207 (2000). [CrossRef]
  6. B. Hall, M. Lisak, D. Anderson, R. Fedele, and V. E. Semenov, Phys. Rev. E 65, 035602 (2002). [CrossRef]
  7. D. N. Christodoulides, E. D. Eugenieva, T. H. Coskun, M. Segev, and M. Mitchell, Phys. Rev. E 63, 035601 (2001). [CrossRef]
  8. A. A. Vedenov and L. I. Rudakov, Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 159, 767 (1964) A. A. Vedenov and L. I. Rudakov,[Sov. Phys. Dokl. 9, 1073 (1965)]).
  9. W. Martienssen and E. Spiller, Am. J. Phys. 32, 919 (1964). [CrossRef]
  10. A. Picozzi, Opt. Express 15, 9063 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. D. V. Dylov and J. W. Fleischer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 103903 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. N. A. Krall and A. W. Trivelpiece, Principles of Plasma Physics (McGraw-Hill, 1973).
  13. D. V. Dylov and J. W. Fleischer, Phys. Rev. A 78, 061804 (2008). [CrossRef]
  14. A. N. Kaufman, J. Plasma Phys. 8, 1 (1972). [CrossRef]
  15. D. Anderson, L. Helczynski-Wolf, M. Lisak, and V. Semenov, Phys. Rev. E 69, 025601 (2004). [CrossRef]
  16. S. Pitois, S. Lagrange, H. R. Jauslin, and A. Picozzi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 033902 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. C. Anastassiou, M. Segev, K. Steiglitz, J. A. Giordmaine, M. Mitchell, M. F. Shih, S. Lan, and J. Martin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2332 (1999). [CrossRef]
  18. C. Anastassiou, J. W. Fleischer, T. Carmon, M. Segev, and K. Steiglitz, Opt. Lett. 26, 1498 (2001). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited