Beam propagation in a medium with a diffusive kerr-type nonlinearity

E. M. Wright, W. J. Firth, I. Galbraith

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-386
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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