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Nonlinear optical pulse propagation: expansion to all orders in diffraction and dispersion
Author(s): Marek Trippenbach; Yehuda B. Band; Garnett W. Bryant; Gadi Fibich
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Paper Abstract

A new equation for self-focusing of extremely focused intense pulses is derived. This method can be generalized to derive propagation equations for intense focused pulses to all orders of diffraction and dispersion with nonlinearity present, including the self-consistent derivation of nonlinear derivative coupling terms. This generalizes both the previously formulation of linear optical pulse propagation to the nonlinear propagation regime, and the cw nonlinear regime to the pulsed regime by including temporal characteristics of the pulse. Here we present the results for isotropic Kerr-type nonlinear media.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4271, Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation III, (12 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424685
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Marek Trippenbach, Warsaw Univ., Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, and NIST (Poland)
Yehuda B. Band, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev and NIST (Israel)
Garnett W. Bryant, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Gadi Fibich, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4271:
Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation III
Yehuda B. Band, Editor(s)

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