Abstract

The quasi-steady-state (QSS) self-focusing of partially coherent light pulses (PCLPs) in nonlinear media is studied. The analytical formulas of the QSS self-focusing of PCLPs in nonlinear media (e.g.,  the beam width, spatial coherence width, and focal length) are presented. The effect of spatial coherence on the focal length and focus moving is investigated in detail. In particular, it is found that a PCLP has more advantages to avoid the optical damage of materials than a fully coherent light pulse.

© 2020 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Investigation of quasi-steady-state self-focusing in nonlinear left-handed metamaterials

Yonghua Hu and Hui Zhuo
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26(12) B68-B73 (2009)

Propagation formulae and characteristics of partially coherent laser beams in nonlinear media

Huan Wang, Xiao-Ling Ji, Hao Zhang, Xiao-Qing Li, and Yu Deng
Opt. Lett. 44(4) 743-746 (2019)

Self-imaging of partially coherent light in graded-index media

Sergey A. Ponomarenko
Opt. Lett. 40(4) 566-568 (2015)

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 (6)

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 (19)

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

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics 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