Gaussian beam propagation in a weakly nonlinear medium: A geometrical optics approach

I. Dajani, G. Dipeso, E. C. Morse, Richard W Ziolkowski

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Abstract

A geometrical optics method for solving wave propagation in weakly nonlinear, weakly inhomogeneous media is presented and applied to the propagation of a two-dimensional Gaussian beam. A complex distorted phase ; is obtained. This complex phase is used to describe both the zeroth-order amplitude and the nonlinear rays along which the energy propagates. This approach recovers standard self-focusing and self-blooming effects in a quadratically nonlinear medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3740-3745
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume41
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Gaussian beam propagation in a weakly nonlinear medium : A geometrical optics approach. / Dajani, I.; Dipeso, G.; Morse, E. C.; Ziolkowski, Richard W.

In: Physical Review A, Vol. 41, No. 7, 1990, p. 3740-3745.

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Dajani, I. ; Dipeso, G. ; Morse, E. C. ; Ziolkowski, Richard W. / Gaussian beam propagation in a weakly nonlinear medium : A geometrical optics approach. In: Physical Review A. 1990 ; Vol. 41, No. 7. pp. 3740-3745.
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