Self-focusing of optical beams below the diffraction limit

Travis, Christopher and McConnell, Gail and Tragardh, Johanna and Yao, Alison and Oppo, Gian-Luca (2014) Self-focusing of optical beams below the diffraction limit. In: Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides. Optical Society of America. ISBN 9781557528209

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Abstract

We present simulations of the self-focusing effect in nonlinear media for cw and pulsed input. Although some energy is lost during the process, the resulting self-trapped beams have widths below Abbe's diffraction limit.