Self-focusing of optical beams below the diffraction limit

Christopher Travis, Gail McConnell, Johanna Tragardh, Alison Yao, Gian-Luca Oppo

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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.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationBragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557528209
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2014

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Keywords

  • diffraction limits
  • non-linear media
  • optical beams
  • self-focusing
  • self-focusing effects
  • self-trapped 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 [JTu3A.25] Optical Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1364/BGPP.2014.JTu3A.25
Travis, Christopher ; McConnell, Gail ; Tragardh, Johanna ; Yao, Alison ; Oppo, Gian-Luca. / Self-focusing of optical beams below the diffraction limit. Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides. Optical Society of America, 2014.
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Self-focusing of optical beams below the diffraction limit. / Travis, Christopher; McConnell, Gail; Tragardh, Johanna; Yao, Alison; Oppo, Gian-Luca.

Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides. Optical Society of America, 2014. JTu3A.25.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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