Polarisation patterns in a nonlinear cavity

J. B. Geddes, J. V. Moloney, E. M. Wright, W. J. Firth

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The theory of spatial pattern formation in a nonlinear cavity is extended to account for the vector nature of the fields. For a self-defocusing medium rolls (stripes) can form spontaneously under suitable conditions. The roll patterns exhibit many defects, especially for finite diameter pump beams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-631
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Oct 15 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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