Conical refraction and nonlinearity

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Abstract

We study conical refraction in crystals where both diffraction and nonlinearity are present. We develop a new set of evolution equations. We find that nonlinearity induces a modulational instability when it is defocussing as well as focussing. We also examine the evolution of incident beams which contain analytic singularities, and in particular optical vortices, which do not feel the effect of conical refraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10614-10620
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Volume14
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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Conical refraction and nonlinearity. / Indik, Robert A; Newell, Alan C.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 14, No. 22, 2006, p. 10614-10620.

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