Quantum beam collapse in a self-focusing medium

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A qualitative theory of quantum beam collapse is given for an input coherent state whose mean power equals the critical power for self-focusing. The probability for beam collapse is shown to be 0.5, and the probability density for the axial position of the self-focusing singularity is derived.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-220
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 18 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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