Transverse self-phase modulation and bistability in the transmission of a laser beam through a nonlinear thin film

Iam-choon Khoo, J. Y. Hou, T. H. Liu, P. Y. Yan, R. R. Michael, G. M. Finn

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Abstract

We present a theoretical study, with reference to experimental results, of transverse self-phase modulation effects in the transmission of a laser beam through a nonlinear thin film. The occurrence of interference rings, intensification or dimming of the on-axis beam intensity, and transverse optical bistability in the presence of a feedback can all be systematically documented in terms of geometrical/optical parameter classifications. These studies provide further insights and useful guides for experimental studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)886-891
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume4
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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