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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1037–1039

Self-guiding light in layered nonlinear media

L. BergÃ, V. K. Mezentsev, J. Juul Rasmussen, P. Leth Christiansen, and Yu. B. Gaididei  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 14, pp. 1037-1039 (2000)

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We study the propagation of intense optical beams in layered Kerr media. With appropriate shapes, beams with a power close to the self-focusing threshold are shown to propagate over long distances as quasi-stationary waveguides in cubic media supporting a periodic nonlinear refractive index.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

L. BergÃ, V. K. Mezentsev, J. Juul Rasmussen, P. Leth Christiansen, and Yu. B. Gaididei, "Self-guiding light in layered nonlinear media," Opt. Lett. 25, 1037-1039 (2000)

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