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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2819–2821

Diffraction from an edge in a self-focusing medium

Wenjie Wan, Dmitry V. Dylov, Christopher Barsi, and Jason W. Fleischer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2819-2821 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002819


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate diffraction from a straight edge in a medium with self-focusing nonlinearity. Diffraction into the shadow region is suppressed with increasing nonlinearity, but mode coupling leads to excitations and traveling waves on the high-intensity side. Theoretically, we interpret these modulations as spatially dispersive shock waves with negative pressure.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2010
Published: August 13, 2010

Citation
Wenjie Wan, Dmitry V. Dylov, Christopher Barsi, and Jason W. Fleischer, "Diffraction from an edge in a self-focusing medium," Opt. Lett. 35, 2819-2821 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-16-2819


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