Spontaneous transverse spatial pattern formation due to stimulated Brillouin scattering of counterpropagating optical beams

J. B. Geddes, J. V. Moloney, R. Indik

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Counterpropagating laser beams can couple to acoustic phonons and cause efficient simultaneous generation of both Stokes and anti-Stokes fields. This results in a combination of dynamic oscillation and spontaneous transverse spatial symmetry breaking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jun 1 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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