New exact solutions and bifurcations in the spatial distribution of polarization in third-order nonlinear optical interactions
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 PolarizationDOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.56.600Citations: 86data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2023-09-24References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here