Spiral intensity patterns in the internally pumped optical parametric oscillator

Peter Lodahl, Morten Bache, Mark Saffman

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Abstract

We describe a nonlinear optical system that supports spiral pattern solutions in the field intensity. This new spatial structure is found to bifurcate above a secondary instability in the internally pumped optical parametric oscillator. The analytical predictions of threshold and spatial scale for the instability are supplemented by detailed numerical investigations of the formation of spiral patterns.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume85
Issue number21
Pages (from-to)4506-4509
ISSN0031-9007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Copyright 2001 American Physical Society

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