Break-up of two-dimensional bright spatial solitons due to transverse modulation instability
Department of Optics and Fluid Dynamics, Risø
National Laboratory Postbox 49, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
2 JILA, University of Colorado - C.B. 440, Boulder, CO 80309-0440, USA
Accepted: 14 May 1996
We present the theory and the experimental observation of break-up of two-dimensional bright spatial solitons propagating in a three-dimensional bulk photorefractive nonlinear medium due to transverse modulation instability.
PACS: 42.65.Jx – Beam trapping, self-focusing, and thermal blooming / 42.65.Tg – Optical solitons; nonlinear guided waves / 42.65.Hw – Phase conjugation, optical mixing, and photorefractive effect
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