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Modal decomposition of self-focusing effects in optical fibres

Modal decomposition of self-focusing effects in optical fibres
Modal decomposition of self-focusing effects in optical fibres
When an intense beam with a transverse intensity gradient propagates in a medium with positive Kerr nonlinearity n2, the induced refractive index profile actuates a lens, focusing the beam itself. For input powers above a critical threshold, P > Pcrit, self-focusing can subjugate beam divergence, resulting in catastrophic collapse and material failure [1]. For P < Pcrit diffraction deflects energy from the focal point, and in a fibre, divergence is reflected at the core/cladding boundary instigating a periodic transverse beam profile.
Hesketh, Graham
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Poletti, Francesco
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Horak, Peter
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Hesketh, Graham
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Poletti, Francesco
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Horak, Peter
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Hesketh, Graham, Poletti, Francesco and Horak, Peter (2011) Modal decomposition of self-focusing effects in optical fibres. European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Germany. 22 - 26 May 2011.

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When an intense beam with a transverse intensity gradient propagates in a medium with positive Kerr nonlinearity n2, the induced refractive index profile actuates a lens, focusing the beam itself. For input powers above a critical threshold, P > Pcrit, self-focusing can subjugate beam divergence, resulting in catastrophic collapse and material failure [1]. For P < Pcrit diffraction deflects energy from the focal point, and in a fibre, divergence is reflected at the core/cladding boundary instigating a periodic transverse beam profile.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 2011
Venue - Dates: European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Germany, 2011-05-22 - 2011-05-26
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 341459
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/341459
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ORCID for Francesco Poletti: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1000-3083
ORCID for Peter Horak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764

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Author: Graham Hesketh
Author: Peter Horak ORCID iD

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