Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in nonlinear optics

Shu Jia, Laura I. Huntley, Jason W. Fleischer

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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate an all-optical Richtmyer-Meshkov instability, in which a shock wave is incident on an intensity interface. Intensity fingering and shear-generated vortices are observed for both 1D and 2D shock-wave impulses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2010
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528896
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2010 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: May 16 2010May 21 2010

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers

Other

OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period5/16/105/21/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Jia, S., Huntley, L. I., & Fleischer, J. W. (2010). Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in nonlinear optics. In Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2010 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America (OSA). https://doi.org/10.1364/qels.2010.qmc7