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Polarization and energy dynamics in ultrafocused optical Kerr propagation

Ciattoni, A. and Conti, C. and DelRe, E. and Di Porto, P. and Crosignani, B. and Yariv, A. (2002) Polarization and energy dynamics in ultrafocused optical Kerr propagation. Optics Letters, 27 (9). pp. 734-736. ISSN 0146-9592.

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Developing a complete vectorial description of optical nonparaxial propagation of highly focused beams in Kerr media, we disclose a family of new phenomena. These phenomena appear to emerge as a consequence of the mutual coupling of all three components of the optical field. This circumstance, which is intrinsic to the very nature of Kerr propagation, was previously discarded on the basis of the conjecture that a reduced system is possible in which only one transverse field component interacts with the longitudinal component.

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Additional Information:© 2002 Optical Society of America. Received October 22, 2001. This research was funded in part by the Istituto Nazionale Fisica della Materia through the “Soliton-based electro-optic structures in near-transition photorefractive crystals and bulk optical manipulation” project. The work at the California Institute of Technology was supported by the U.S. Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
Subject Keywords:Nonlinear optics; Kerr effect; Self-focusing
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Deposited By: Lindsay Cleary
Deposited On:17 Jan 2007
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