Honeycomb pattern formation by laser-beam filamentation in atomic sodium vapor


Journal Article

Optical pattern formation was discussed. A single laser beam propagating without feedback through atomic sodium vapor develops a stable, regular, transverse structure was used. It was found that a three-filament near-field pattern leading to a honeycomb far-field pattern occurs at intensities near the saturation intensity.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bennink, RS; Wong, V; Marino, AM; Aronstein, DL; Boyd, RW; Stroud, CR; Lukishova, S; Gauthier, DJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 29 -

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1047-6938

Citation Source

  • Scopus