Observation of all-optical Berezinskii-Krosterlitz-Thouless crossover in a photonic lattice

Guohai Situ, Jason W. Fleischer

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Abstract

We experimentally observe an all-optical Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition, in which vortices spontaneously appear due to nonlinear interactions. We show that the number of vortices and their correlations agree with predictions from mean-field theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2012
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2012 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 14 2012Oct 18 2012

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2012

Other

OtherFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2012
CountryUnited States
CityRochester, NY
Period10/14/1210/18/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Situ, G., & Fleischer, J. W. (2012). Observation of all-optical Berezinskii-Krosterlitz-Thouless crossover in a photonic lattice. In Frontiers in Optics, FIO 2012 (Frontiers in Optics, FIO 2012).