Quantum Turbulent Structure in Light.

  title={Quantum Turbulent Structure in Light.},
  author={Samuel N. Alperin and Abigail L. Grotelueschen and Mark E. Siemens},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={122 4},
The infinite superpositions of random plane waves are known to be threaded with vortex line singularities which form complicated tangles and obey strict topological rules. We observe that within these structures, a timelike axis appears to emerge with which we can define vortex velocities in a useful way: With both numerical simulations and optical experiments, we show that the statistics of these velocities match those of turbulent quantum fluids such as superfluid helium and atomic Bose… 

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