New exact solutions and bifurcations in the spatial distribution of polarization in third-order nonlinear optical interactions

Year: 1986

Authors: Gregori G., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Istituto Superiore P.T., Viale Europa 160, Rome, Italy

Abstract: By means of the Poincaré-sphere representation, new exact solutions for the evolution of the polarization in anisotropic crystals exhibiting a third-order nonlinearity and subjected to a dc electric field are found. This allows us to discover the existence of bifurcations of the nonlinear eigenpolarizations. A stability analysis of the eigenpolarizations shows how the intrinsic instabilities evolve in the interaction between self-induced and dc-field induced birefringence.

Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS

Volume: 56 (6)      Pages from: 600  to: 603

KeyWords: Light Polarization
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.56.600

Citations: 86
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