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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 12839–12851

Propagation of laser radiation in a medium with thermally induced birefringence and cubic nonlinearity

M. S. Kochetkova, M. A. Martyanov, A. K. Poteomkin, and E. A. Khazanov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 12839-12851 (2010)

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Abstract: A system of differential equations describing, neglecting diffraction, the propagation of laser radiation in a medium with birefringence and cubic nonlinearity is derived. It is shown that the efficiency of depolarization compensation by means of a 90° polarization rotator or a Faraday mirror decreases with increasing В-integral (nonlinear phase incursion). Comparison of the effectiveness of the considered method in the case of incident linear and circular polarization showed that for the circular polarization the optimal angle of polarization rotator is different from 90° and the degree of polarization is less than for the linear one.

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OCIS Codes
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2010
Published: June 1, 2010

M. S. Kochetkova, M. A. Martyanov, A. K. Poteomkin, and E. A. Khazanov, "Propagation of laser radiation in a medium with thermally induced birefringence and cubic nonlinearity," Opt. Express 18, 12839-12851 (2010)

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