Centurion, Martin and Pu, Ye and Psaltis, Demetri (2005) Self-organization of spatial solitons. Optics Express, 13 (16). pp. 6202-6211. ISSN 1094-4087. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:CENoe05
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We present experimental results on the transverse modulation instability of an elliptical beam propagating in a bulk nonlinear Kerr medium, and the formation and self-organization of spatial solitons. We have observed the emergence of order, self organization and a transition to an unstable state. Order emerges through the formation of spatial solitons in a periodic array. If the initial period of the array is unstable the solitons will tend to self-organize into a larger (more stable) period. Finally the system transitions to a disordered state where most of the solitons disappear and the beam profile becomes unstable to small changes in the input energy.
|Additional Information:||©2003 Optical Society of America. Original Manuscript: June 01, 2005. Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2005. This work was sponsored by the Engineering Research Centers Program of the National Science Foundation under award EEC-9402726 and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Center for Optofluidic Integration. We thank Mankei Tsang for his help and many insightful discussions.|
|Subject Keywords:||(190) Nonlinear optics (190.5530); Pulse propagation and solitons; (320) Ultrafast optics (320.7110); Ultrafast nonlinear optics|
|Official Citation:||M. Centurion, Y. Pu, and D. Psaltis, "Self-organization of spatial solitons," Opt. Express 13, 6202-6211 (2005), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-16-6202|
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