9 November 2016 Investigation on the formation of intense fringe near nonlinear medium slab in nonlinear imaging
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It is well known that hot images of small-scale scatterers can be formed. For phase-typed scatterers, hot image and second-order hot-image can be formed. However, when the number of scatterer is larger than one, the interaction between the scatterered waves will lead to new nonlinear propagation results. In this paper, the propagation of flat-topped intense laser beam through Kerr medium slab is investigated, with the incident beam modulated by two parallel wirelike phase-typed scatterers. We demonstrate that an intense fringe together with hot image and second-order hot image can be formed when the distance of the two scatterers is several millimeters. It is found that the on-axis position of the plane of this intense fringe is in the middle part between the exit surface of the Kerr medium slab and the secondorder hot image plane. This intense fringe shows the following basic properties: Firstly, its intensity is apparently higher than that of corresponding second-order hot image and can be comparable with that of corresponding hot image; Secondly, the distances between it and the in-beam positions of the scatterers are identical. The intensity profile shows that this intense fringe is the only prominent bright fringe in the corresponding plane, and thus it is not a nonlinear image of any scatterer. Besides, the influences of the properties of scatterer on the intensity of the fringe are discussed.
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Yonghua Hu, Yaqiong Qiu, Xue Peng, "Investigation on the formation of intense fringe near nonlinear medium slab in nonlinear imaging", Proc. SPIE 10016, High-Power Lasers and Applications VIII, 100160K (9 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2246057; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2246057
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