Stable self-trapping and ring formation in polydiacetylene para-toluene sulfonate

Brian L. Lawrence, William E. Torruellas, George I. Stegeman, Ewan M. Wright

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Abstract

This paper reports numerical simulations of beam propagation in polydiacetylene para-toluene sulfonate (PTS), using measured values for n2 and n3, and demonstrates stable self-trapping and a new phenomenon in which a Gaussian input beam evolves into an expanding spatial ring and interprets these results in the context of the variational model of nonlinear Gaussian beam propagation. It also shows preliminary experimental results suggesting the presence of ring formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages109-110
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 6th Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 2 1996Jun 7 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 6th Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period6/2/966/7/96

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Lawrence, B. L., Torruellas, W. E., Stegeman, G. I., & Wright, E. M. (1996). Stable self-trapping and ring formation in polydiacetylene para-toluene sulfonate. 109-110. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 6th Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS, Anaheim, CA, USA, .