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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.000862


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Abstract

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.

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-12-862


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