Conical refraction and nonlinearity

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We study conical refraction in crystals where both diffraction and nonlinearity are present. We develop a new set of evolution equations. We find that nonlinearity induces a modulational instability when it is defocussing as well as focussing. We also examine the evolution of incident beams which contain analytic singularities, and in particular optical vortices, which do not feel the effect of conical refraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10614-10620
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Issue number22
StatePublished - Oct 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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