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Spontaneous spatial structures and spatial squeezing in optical parametric oscillators
Author(s): Massimo Brambilla; D. Camesasca; A. Gatti; Luigi A. Lugiato; G. L. Oppo
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate that the optical parametric oscillator is an ideal system for studying spatial pattern formation and quantum effects in spatial structures. In the first part of the article we analyze a semiclassical model which includes diffraction in the paraxial approximation, and we show the formation of rolls, zig-zag patterns, dislocations, filamentation, and optical chaos. In the second part of the paper we describe the spatial structure of the squeezed vacuum state emitted by the optical parametric oscillator below the threshold for signal generation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2039, Chaos in Optics, (1 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.164771
Show Author Affiliations
Massimo Brambilla, Univ. di Milano (Italy)
D. Camesasca, Univ. di Milano (Italy)
A. Gatti, Univ. di Milano (Italy)
Luigi A. Lugiato, Univ. di Milano (Italy)
G. L. Oppo, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2039:
Chaos in Optics
Rajarshi Roy, Editor(s)

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