Abstract

This paper presents an investigation of the propagation of a cylindrically symmetrical beam in radially and axially nonuniform media, when the dielectric constant is given by = 02(z)r2. A differential equation for the dimensionless beam-width parameter has been set up in the geometrical-optics approximation and solved for some specific dependences of 2 on z. The relevance of this investigation to self-focusing fibers or rods is discussed.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Thermal refraction focusing in very-large-core step-index antiguided fiber lasers

Lee W. Casperson and Tsing-Hua Her
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30(12) 3095-3101 (2013)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (36)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription