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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1999
  • pp: 161–166

Finite beam curvature related patterns in a saturable medium

Rakesh Kapoor and G.S. Agarwal  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 5, pp. 161-166 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.4.000161


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Abstract

We study numerically the effects of finite curvature and ellipticity of the Gaussian beam on propagation through a saturating nonlinear medium. We demonstrate generation of different types of pattern arising from the input phase structure as well as the phase structure imparted by the nonlinear medium.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: December 24, 1998
Published: March 1, 1999

Citation
Rakesh Kapoor and G. S. Agarwal, "Finite beam curvature related patterns in a saturable medium," Opt. Express 4, 161-166 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-4-5-161


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