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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1994
  • pp: 862–864

Self-focusing threshold in normally dispersive media

G. G. Luther, J. V. Moloney, A. C. Newell, and E. M. Wright  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 862-864 (1994)

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The threshold at which self-focusing initially dominates the dynamics of short-pulse propagation in normally dispersive bulk media, causing an explosive increase in peak intensity, is estimated analytically and verified numerically. Intensity-dependent propagation effects such as spectral broadening also occur explosively at this threshold.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 23, 1993
Published: June 15, 1994

G. G. Luther, E. M. Wright, J. V. Moloney, and A. C. Newell, "Self-focusing threshold in normally dispersive media," Opt. Lett. 19, 862-864 (1994)

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