TY - JOUR

T1 - Quantum beam collapse in a self-focusing medium

AU - Wright, Ewan M.

PY - 1992/5/18

Y1 - 1992/5/18

N2 - A qualitative theory of quantum beam collapse is given for an input coherent state whose mean power equals the critical power for self-focusing. The probability for beam collapse is shown to be 0.5, and the probability density for the axial position of the self-focusing singularity is derived.

AB - A qualitative theory of quantum beam collapse is given for an input coherent state whose mean power equals the critical power for self-focusing. The probability for beam collapse is shown to be 0.5, and the probability density for the axial position of the self-focusing singularity is derived.

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U2 - 10.1016/0375-9601(92)90039-O

DO - 10.1016/0375-9601(92)90039-O

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:44049117634

VL - 165

SP - 217

EP - 220

JO - Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics

SN - 0375-9601

IS - 3

ER -