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Spontaneous breaking of time translation symmetry in a spin-orbit-coupled fluid of light

  title={Spontaneous breaking of time translation symmetry in a spin-orbit-coupled fluid of light},
  author={Giovanni I. Martone and Nicolas Cherroret},
We study the interplay between intrinsic spin-orbit coupling and nonlinear photon-photon interactions in a nonparaxial, elliptically polarized fluid of light propagating in a bulk Kerr medium. We find that in situations where the nonlinear interactions induce birefringence, i.e., a polarization-dependent nonlinear refractive index, their interplay with spin-orbit coupling results in an interference between the two polarization components of the fluid traveling at different wave vectors, which… 
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