Induced self- and cross-focusing (defocusing) in self-defocusing (focusing) media interacting with a bichromatic field

H. Friedmann, A. D. Wilson-Gordon

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Abstract

We discuss the nonlinear refractive index cross-modulation produced by an intense laser beam at frequency ωL and a second moderately strong laser whose frequency is near the Rabi sideband ωL ± ΩL where ΩL is the generalized Rabi frequency associated with the first laser. As a consequence, depending on the tranverse profiles of the two lasers, self-focusing (defocusing) may be induced in self-defocusing (focusing) nonlinear media. Recently observed anomalies in conical emission can be understood qualitatively by these effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-169
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Communications
Volume116
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Apr 1995

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank Professor W. Gawlik for supplying preprints and valuablei nformation.T his researchw as sup- ported by the Israel Science Foundation administered by the Israel Academy of Sciencesa nd Humanities.

Funding

We thank Professor W. Gawlik for supplying preprints and valuablei nformation.T his researchw as sup- ported by the Israel Science Foundation administered by the Israel Academy of Sciencesa nd Humanities.

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Israel Science Foundation
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

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