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Eigenpolarizations, Nonreciprocity, And "Isolas" Multiatability In Degenerated Four-Wave Mixing
Author(s): A. E. Kaplan; C. T. Law
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Paper Abstract

It is shown that interaction of two waves counterpropagating in Kerr nonlinear medium results in a cross-induced transformation of polarization of the waves. We show that some particular polarizations are preserved (so called nonlinear eigenpolarizations); in such cases the light-induced nonreciprocity is observed which depends on the type of eigen-polarization. We were also able to find the general solution of the spatial dynamics of the polarization of the beams in the case of arbitrary polarizations and to demonstrate that this solution suggests the existence of new multiple isolated branches ("isolas") in the "input-output" characteristic of such a system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0613, Nonlinear Optics and Applications, (16 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.960395
Show Author Affiliations
A. E. Kaplan, Purdue University (United States)
C. T. Law, Purdue University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0613:
Nonlinear Optics and Applications
Pochi Yeh, Editor(s)

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