Objectives: 1. Achieve optomechanical instabilities based on radiation pressure forces. 2. Compare diffusive and diffractive light propagation for its impact on pattern formation. 3. Compare microscopic models to analytical prediction of photon bubbles.
Expected Results: 1. Observation of photon bubbles. 2. Understanding the cross over from stable to oscillating photon bubbles. 3. Characterization of the scaling of spatio-temporal structures.
Planned secondments: 1. Quantel, 2. USTRAT, 3. UINN.