Gouy wave modes are linear waves with finite energy that propagate without distortion at any phase and group velocity through a focal region in a dispersive medium. These features make them potentially useful for the onset and control of nonlinear interactions.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2007
Published: November 2, 2007
Miguel A. Porras, Carlos J. Zapata-Rodríguez, and Isabel Gonzalo, "Gouy wave modes: undistorted pulse focalization in a dispersive medium," Opt. Lett. 32, 3287-3289 (2007)