Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 98, Issue 3, pp 466–469

Formation of soliton-like light beams in an aqueous suspension of polystyrene particles

  • V. E. Yashin
  • S. A. Chizhov
  • R. L. Sabirov
  • T. V. Starchikova
  • N. V. Vysotina
  • N. N. Rozanov
  • V. E. Semenov
  • V. A. Smirnov
  • S. V. Fedorov
Lasers and Their Applications

DOI: 10.1134/1.1890529

Cite this article as:
Yashin, V.E., Chizhov, S.A., Sabirov, R.L. et al. Opt. Spectrosc. (2005) 98: 466. doi:10.1134/1.1890529
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Abstract

A Kerr nonlinear medium consisting of an aqueous suspension of dielectric nanoparticles is used for the observation of continuous self-focusing of laser light. The minimum width of the soliton-like beam is measured in relation to the radiation power and the particle concentration. The possibilities of maximum narrowing of the beam in such a medium are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. E. Yashin
    • 1
  • S. A. Chizhov
    • 1
  • R. L. Sabirov
    • 1
  • T. V. Starchikova
    • 1
  • N. V. Vysotina
    • 1
  • N. N. Rozanov
    • 1
  • V. E. Semenov
    • 1
  • V. A. Smirnov
    • 1
  • S. V. Fedorov
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute of Laser PhysicsSt. PetersburgRussia

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