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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1998
  • pp: 762–764

Theory of self-focusing in a hollow waveguide

Gabriel Tempea and Thomas Brabec  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 10, pp. 762-764 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000762


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Abstract

We present a theoretical investigation of self-focusing in a hollow waveguide filled with noble gas. Our analysis was performed for a laser pulse that was predominantly in the fundamental mode and revealed the physical processes involved in self-focusing in a hollow waveguide. A critical power for self-focusing was obtained that was found to be substantially higher than the critical power for self-focusing in a bulk medium. Useful design criteria for pulse-compression systems are presented. We identify the parameter range for which the transverse variation of the pulse phase introduced by the Kerr nonlinearity is small.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing

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Gabriel Tempea and Thomas Brabec, "Theory of self-focusing in a hollow waveguide," Opt. Lett. 23, 762-764 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-10-762


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