Nonlinear wave scattering by small barrier potentials

Wenjie Wan, Assaf Avidan, Jason W. Fleischer

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


We consider the nonlinear scattering of a plane wave by a small barrier potential (cylindrical anti-waveguide). We experimentally demonstrate that self-defocusing nonlinearity can greatly enhance transmission, suppress scatter, and generate phase singularities.

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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