Optical collapse of coupled beams in Kerr media

Amiel A. Ishaaya, Taylor D. Grow, Saikat Ghosh, Luat T. Vuong, Alexander L. Gaeta

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We investigate the mutual collapse dynamics of two spatially separated beams. Depending on the relative phase, we observe repulsion or attraction, which in the latter case reveals a sharp transition to a single collapsing beam.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2006
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)1557528187, 9781557528186
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2006 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: 10 Oct 200610 Oct 2006

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRochester, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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