Self-focusing of optical beams below the diffraction limit

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Abstract

We present simulations of the self-focusing effect in nonlinear media for cw and pulsed input. Although some energy is lost during the process, the resulting self-trapped beams have widths below Abbe's diffraction limit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides, BGPP 2014
Place of PublicationWashington, D.C.
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557528209
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2014
EventBragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides, BGPP 2014 - Barcelona , United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jul 201431 Jul 2014

Conference

ConferenceBragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides, BGPP 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBarcelona
Period27/07/1431/07/14

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Keywords

  • pulse propagation and temporal solitons
  • spatial solitons
  • nonlinear optics
  • self-focusing optical beams

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Travis, C., McConnell, G., Tragardh, J., Yao, A., & Oppo, G. L. (2014). Self-focusing of optical beams below the diffraction limit. In Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides, BGPP 2014 [JTu3A.25] Washington, D.C.: Optical Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1364/BGPP.2014.JTu3A.25