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

@inproceedings{Martone2022SpontaneousBO, title={Spontaneous breaking of time translation symmetry in a spin-orbit-coupled fluid of light}, author={Giovanni I. Martone and Nicolas Cherroret}, year={2022} }

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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