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
Title of host publicationNonlinear Photonics, NP 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)1557528470, 9781557528476
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventNonlinear Photonics, NP 2007 - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 2 Sep 20072 Sep 2007

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceNonlinear Photonics, NP 2007
CityQuebec City


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