The theory of spatial pattern formation in a nonlinear cavity is extended to account for the vector nature of the fields. For a self-defocusing medium rolls (stripes) can form spontaneously under suitable conditions. The roll patterns exhibit many defects, especially for finite diameter pump beams.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering