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Diffraction-induced polarization effects in optical pattern formation

Diffraction-induced polarization effects in optical pattern formation
Diffraction-induced polarization effects in optical pattern formation
We show theoretically that patterns with concentric rings of bright or dark spots made up by modes with coprime azimuthal indexes may arise in codimension one bifurcations in optical systems with a metallic diffractor, a polarizer, and a nonlinear medium. These patterns are a consequence of diffraction-induced polarization in systems without polarization dynamics. As an example of this type of system, we investigate numerically the symmetry-breaking bifurcations of a ring laser with a metallic duct and a polarizer inside the optical cavity.
2087-2090
Papoff, F.
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D'Alessandro, G.
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Firth, W.J.
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Oppo, G.-L.
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Papoff, F.
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D'Alessandro, G.
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Firth, W.J.
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Oppo, G.-L.
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Papoff, F., D'Alessandro, G., Firth, W.J. and Oppo, G.-L. (1999) Diffraction-induced polarization effects in optical pattern formation. Physical Review Letters, 82 (10), 2087-2090. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.82.2087).

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We show theoretically that patterns with concentric rings of bright or dark spots made up by modes with coprime azimuthal indexes may arise in codimension one bifurcations in optical systems with a metallic diffractor, a polarizer, and a nonlinear medium. These patterns are a consequence of diffraction-induced polarization in systems without polarization dynamics. As an example of this type of system, we investigate numerically the symmetry-breaking bifurcations of a ring laser with a metallic duct and a polarizer inside the optical cavity.

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Published date: 1999

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Local EPrints ID: 29298
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29298
PURE UUID: fe157f09-5d17-4bc4-9c78-acc34ebc3235
ORCID for G. D'Alessandro: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9166-9356

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Date deposited: 05 Jan 2007
Last modified: 12 Apr 2022 01:33

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Author: F. Papoff
Author: G. D'Alessandro ORCID iD
Author: W.J. Firth
Author: G.-L. Oppo

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