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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 23 — Dec. 2, 2002
  • pp: 2094–2096

Raman self-focusing at maximum coherence

D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, M. Y. Shverdin, G. Y. Yin, A. V. Sokolov, and S. E. Harris  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 23, pp. 2094-2096 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.002094


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Abstract

We demonstrate a type of Raman self-focusing and -defocusing that is inherent in operation at maximum coherence. In this regime the two-photon detuning from the Raman resonance controls the refractive index of the medium.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

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D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, M. Y. Shverdin, G. Y. Yin, A. V. Sokolov, and S. E. Harris, "Raman self-focusing at maximum coherence," Opt. Lett. 27, 2094-2096 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-23-2094

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