Self-focusing threshold in normally dispersive media

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The threshold at which self-focusing initially dominates the dynamics of short-pulse propagation in normally dispersive bulk media, causing an explosive increase in peak intensity, is estimated analytically and verified numerically. Intensity-dependent propagation effects such as spectral broadening also occur explosively at this threshold.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)862-864
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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