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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1983
  • pp: 1293–1295

Self-focusing of Gaussian beams: an alternate derivation

Pierre-A. Belanger and Claude Pare  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 1293-1295 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.001293


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Abstract

It is shown that self-focusing can be taken into account in an optical paraxial system by simply defining a new generalized radius of curvature, namely, 1 q N L = 1 R j σ π W 2 λ,where (σ − 1) is the ratio of the power of the beam to the critical power for self-focusing.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 24, 1982
Published: May 1, 1983

Citation
Pierre-A. Belanger and Claude Pare, "Self-focusing of Gaussian beams: an alternate derivation," Appl. Opt. 22, 1293-1295 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-9-1293


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