Rayleigh-Taylor instability in nonlinear optics

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Abstract

We demonstrate, theoretically and experimentally, an all-optical Rayleigh-Taylor instability. Observations of the characteristic spatial period as a function of intensity difference, nonlinearity, and refractive index gradient show excellent agreement with analytical calculations from perturbation theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and 2009 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, CLEO/QELS 2009
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781557528698
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Event2009 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and 2009 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, CLEO/QELS 2009 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Jun 2 2009Jun 4 2009

Publication series

Name2009 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and 2009 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, CLEO/QELS 2009

Other

Other2009 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and 2009 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, CLEO/QELS 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period6/2/096/4/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Jia, S., & Fleischer, J. W. (2009). Rayleigh-Taylor instability in nonlinear optics. In 2009 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and 2009 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, CLEO/QELS 2009 [5225398] (2009 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and 2009 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, CLEO/QELS 2009). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1364/cleo.2009.ctuhh4