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Bifurcations of optical transverse solitary waves
Author(s): Jeffrey W. Grantham; Galina Khitrova; Hyatt M. Gibbs; John Francis Valley; J. Xu
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Paper Abstract

Bifurcations of optical transverse solitary waves are studied for one-way propagation through a sodium vapor cell. Two types of phase encoding seed transverse bifurcations resulting in cell- exit profiles with beauty rivaling that of a kaleidoscope. The cell-exit profiles are stationary in time, reproduce completely when the power or frequency is scanned, and agree well with one- way computations. Temporal and longitudinal development of the cell-exit profiles is shown, demonstrating both the instability nature of this phenomenon and its solitary wave nature. The first evidence is also presented for a double-peaked Raman gain

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1992
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 1840, Transverse Patterns in Nonlinear Optics, (16 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131793
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey W. Grantham, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Galina Khitrova, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Hyatt M. Gibbs, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
John Francis Valley, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
J. Xu, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1840:
Transverse Patterns in Nonlinear Optics
Nikolay N. Rosanov, Editor(s)

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