Nonlinear focusing and defocusing of partially-coherent spatial beams

Can Sun, Dmitry Dylov, Jason W. Fleischer

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


We consider, experimentally and theoretically, the propagation of a partially-coherent spatial beam in both self-focusing and self-defocusing nonlinear media. Measurements of beam widths confirm the dynamical scaling predicted by a nonlinear Gaussian-Schell model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2009
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528780
StatePublished - 2009
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2009 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2009Oct 15 2009

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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