Observation of self-similar nonlinear wave collapse

K. D. Moll*, Alexander L. Gaeta, Gadi Fibich

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Abstract

We show that during self-focusing induced collapse of a laser beam, the spatial profile evolves into the same cylindrically symmetric shape, known as the Townes soliton, regardless of the shape of the input beam profile.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, NLGW 2002
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)1557527237
StatePublished - 2002
EventNonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, NLGW 2002 - Stresa, Italy
Duration: 1 Sep 20024 Sep 2002

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Conference

ConferenceNonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, NLGW 2002
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityStresa
Period1/09/024/09/02

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