Pattern formation in the presence of an intrinsic polarization instability

Citation
Eg. Westhoff et al., Pattern formation in the presence of an intrinsic polarization instability, J OPT B-QUA, 2(3), 2000, pp. 386-392
Citations number
26
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Journal title
JOURNAL OF OPTICS B-QUANTUM AND SEMICLASSICAL OPTICS
ISSN journal
1464-4266 → ACNP
Volume
2
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
386 - 392
Database
ISI
SICI code
1464-4266(200006)2:3<386:PFITPO>2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
The interaction of pattern formation with an intrinsic polarization instabi lity is studied in a modified single feedback mirror experiment. We report on hexagonal patterns in an inversion symmetric system which occur due to a symmetry-breaking polarization instability and on domain patterns which ar e stabilized by the modulational instability. For parameter values for whic h no symmetry breaking bifurcation occurs, we observe rhombic and triangula r patterns.