Pattern Formation in an Incoherent Cavity

Tal Carmon, Hrvoje Buljan, Mordechai Segev, Marin Soljačić

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We report the first experimental observation of pattern-formation in a nonlinear cavity for which the circulating light is both spatially and temporally incoherent. The pattern-formation process is associated with two consecutive thresholds: one when self-focusing overcomes diffraction and the other when feedback overcomes losses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2003
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)1557527490, 9781557527493
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2003 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 1 Jun 20036 Jun 2003

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers


ConferenceQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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