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Small-Scale And Whole Beam Self-Focusing Of Very Intense Laser Beams In Saturable Absorbers
Author(s): J. P. Babuel-Peyrissac; J. P. Marinier; C. Bardin; F. P. Mattar; J. Teichmann; Y. Claude; B. R. Suydam
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Paper Abstract

We will examine here the influence of small-scale perturbations on light propagation inside a saturable atomic vapor, where the induced polarization is obtained by solving the steady-state optical Bloch equations. Numerical computations have been found to be in excellent agreement wich the results predicted by the analytical study of plane-wave perturbations in the linear regime. Computational results about initial non-plane laser beams are also of interest.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1985
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85, (20 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.976170
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J. P. Babuel-Peyrissac, CEA - Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay (France)
J. P. Marinier, CEA - Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay (France)
C. Bardin, Informatique Internationale - Agence de Saclay (France)
F. P. Mattar, New York University (United States)
J. Teichmann, Universite de Montreal (Canada)
Y. Claude, Universite de Montreal (Canada)
B. R. Suydam, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0540:
Southwest Conf on Optics '85
Susanne C. Stotlar, Editor(s)

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