Quantum fluctuations in nonlinear optical self-focusing

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A theory of nonlinear optical self-focusing is developed which accounts for quantum fluctuations in the input field. For an input coherent state whose average peak power equals the critical power for self-focusing, the collapse distance is shown to exhibit macroscopic fluctuations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1805-1814
Number of pages10
JournalChaos, solitons and fractals
Issue number8-9
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • General Mathematics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Applied Mathematics


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