Abstract

We use the propagation of a conveniently shaped Gaussian beam in a GRIN media to mimic a quantum cavity filled with a Kerr medium. This is attained by introducing a second-order correction to the paraxial propagation of the beam. An additional result is that a Gaussian beam propagating in GRIN media may split into two Gaussian beams, corresponding to the generation of superposition of coherent states (Schrödinger cat states) in the cavity filled with the Kerr medium.

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