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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 6, 2007
ISBN: 1557528349
Spatial Confinement and Microcavity (QME)

Multiple-Beam Collapse in Kerr Media

Amiel A. Ishaaya, Taylor D. Grow, Luat T. Vuong, and Alexander L. Gaeta

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Abstract

We investigate the spatial collapse dynamics of several coupled beams in Kerr media. Depending on the initial beam configuration, we observe sharp transitions to either fusion or annihilation of the collapsing beams.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing

Citation
A. A. Ishaaya, T. D. Grow, L. T. Vuong, and A. L. Gaeta, "Multiple-Beam Collapse in Kerr Media," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper QME5.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=QELS-2007-QME5


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