Observation of all-optical bump-on-tail instability

Dmitry V. Dylov, Jason W. Fleischer

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We consider an all-optical bump-on-tail instability. For weak nonlinearity, there is momentum transfer with no variation in intensity. Above a threshold, modulations appear. Borrowing plasma language, these represent weak and strong regimes of optical turbulence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNonlinear Photonics, NP 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557528470, 9781557528476
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
EventNonlinear Photonics, NP 2007 - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: Sep 2 2007Sep 2 2007


OtherNonlinear Photonics, NP 2007
CityQuebec City

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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