Evolution equations are formulated for optical propagation in a medium with a diffusive Kerr-type nonlinearity. Diffusion is shown to have a marked effect on self-defocusing, even for beam widths of several diffusion lengths.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Feb 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics