We predict self-focusing and self-trapping of optical beams propagating in unbiased centrosymmetric photorefractive crystals in the near-transition paraelectric phase, where the nonlinear response is proportional to the square of the diffusion space-charge field.

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Agranat, A.

Christodoulides, D. N.

Coskun, T. H.

Crosignani, B.

Degasperis, A.

DelRe, E.

Di Porto, P.

Hofmeister, R.

Leyva, V.

Mitchell, M.

Refaeli, E.

Segev, M.

Tamburrini, M.

Trillo, S.

Xu, Y.

Y. Xu, Ferroelectric Materials and Their Applications (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1991).

Yariv, A.

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