Rayleigh-taylor instability in nonlinear optics

Shu Jia, Andrew Sichel, Jason W. Fleischer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We report the first theoretical consideration and experimental observation of Rayleigh-Taylor instability in nonlinear optics. The perturbation period depends on the intensity (density) difference and acceleration (index gradient) between layers, in agreement with theoretical calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2008
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528612
StatePublished - 2008
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2008 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2008Oct 23 2008

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRochester, NY

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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