Dynamics of spatial beam collapse in nonlinear medium with nonlocal response

Can Sun, Christopher Barsi, Jason W. Fleischer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We study wave collapse in a nonlinear self-focusing medium with nonlocal response. The nonlocality arrests catastrophic collapse and creates focusing-defocusing oscillations. Right before maximum collapse, we observe a transverse peakon-like profile with exponentiallydecaying tails.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2008
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528612
StatePublished - 2008
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2008 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2008Oct 23 2008

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRochester, NY

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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