10 August 1994 Spontaneous creation of soliton-like beams by single-directional control of self-focusing and stimulated scattering in a Kerr medium
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Proceedings Volume 2097, Laser Applications; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.183162
Event: Laser Optics, 1993, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Abstract
In a bulk Kerr material, no analytical solution is known to yield stable soliton beam propagation. The most frequent experimental situation leads to a well-known chaotic beam break-up into numerous randomly distributed self-focused spots. An interferometric method is proposed to achieve a 1D phase-matching of the self-focused spots through a Kerr-induced index grating. By this way, self-splitting of the laser beam into multiple solitons occurs in bulk CS2. When the material exhibits stimulated scattering in the picosecond or nanosecond range, the present method yields also to a distributed feedback that gives rise to Raman or Brillouin soliton-like beams.
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Herve Maillotte, Jacques Monneret, Alain Barthelemy, and Claude Froehly "Spontaneous creation of soliton-like beams by single-directional control of self-focusing and stimulated scattering in a Kerr medium", Proc. SPIE 2097, Laser Applications, (10 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.183162; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.183162
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