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Modulational instability arising from collective Rayleigh scattering

Robb, G R M and McNeil, B W J (2003) Modulational instability arising from collective Rayleigh scattering. Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics, 67 (2). -. ISSN 1063-651X

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Abstract

It is shown that under certain conditions a collection of dielectric Rayleigh particles suspended in a viscous medium and enclosed in a bidirectional ring cavity pumped by a strong laser field can produce a new modulational instability transverse to the wave-propagation direction. The source of the instability is collective Rayleigh scattering i.e., the spontaneous formation of periodic longitudinal particle-density modulations and a backscattered optical field. Using a linear stability analysis a dispersion relation is derived which determines the region of parameter space in which modulational instability of the backscattered field and the particle distribution occurs. In the linear regime the pump is modulationally stable. A numerical analysis is carried out to observe the dynamics of the interaction in the nonlinear regime. In the nonlinear regime the pump field also becomes modulationally unstable and strong pump depletion occurs.

Item type: Article
ID code: 33762
Keywords: rayleigh scattering , wave propagation, modulational instability, laser, Physics, Physics and Astronomy(all), Mathematical Physics, Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics
Subjects: Science > Physics
Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2011 15:30
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 11:11
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/33762

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