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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 1 — Mar. 31, 1997
  • pp: 23–25

Retro-self-focusing and pinholing effect in a refractive index grating

Jae-Cheul Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 23-25 (1997)

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In this paper we will show theoretically that a refractive index grating exhibits a retro-self-focusing effect and an accompanying pinholing effect under the Gaussian intensity distribution of an incident optical field. Those effects result from an effective wave number change of the medium due to the intense optical field.

© 1997 Optical Society of Korea

Original Manuscript: February 3, 1997
Published: March 1, 1997

Jae-Cheul Lee, "Retro-self-focusing and pinholing effect in a refractive index grating," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 1, 23-25 (1997)

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