An analytical description connected with a numerical calculation of the propagation of self-trapped laser beams in a polymethylmethacrylate matrix containing phenanthrenequinone molecules is presented. A theoretical model for the spatial distribution of boundary optical waves is developed in dependence on characteristic beam parameters.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2009
Published: October 27, 2009
O. Kashin, E. Tolstik, V Matusevich, and R. Kowarschik, "Numerical investigation of the (1+1)D self-trapping of laser beams in polymeric films based on polymethylmethacrylate and phenanthrenequinone," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 2152-2156 (2009)