Kerr spatiotemporal self-focusing in a planar glass waveguide

H. S. Eisenberg*, R. Morandotti, Y. Silberberg, S. Bar-Ad, D. Ross, J. S. Aitchison

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The Kerr spatiotemporal self-focusing of light pulses in a planar glass waveguide was demonstrated. A numerical model based on nonlinear Schrodinger equation was used to observe the focusing of light pulses in planar waveguides and compare the nonlinear behavior in different dispersion regimes. The results of numerical simulations suggested that spatial self-focusing occured in all three dispersion regimes but temporal contraction was found to occur only in the case of anomalous dispersion.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number043902
Pages (from-to)439021-439024
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 23 Jul 2001
Externally publishedYes


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