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This study focuses on the case of a system consisting of a Kerr medium of thickness L, within which two beams, with forward (F) and backward (B) amplitudes, counterpropagate. A classical model for this system predicted the existence of a transverse modulational instability (MI) above a suitable threshold of the pump beam intensities. Instabilities of similar nature have been experimentally observed e.g. in sodium or rubidium vapors.
Quantum Electronics Conference, 2003. EQEC '03. European
Date of Conference: 22-27 June 2003