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Self-focusing, Conical Emission, and Other Self-action Effects in Atomic Vapors

  • Petros Zerom
  • Robert W. Boyd
Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 114)

Abstract

A broad overview of self-action effects in atomic vapors, such as self-focusing, self-trapping and pattern-formation, is presented. Different theoretical models that describe conical emission in atomic media are discussed, together with supporting experimental results.

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Pump Beam Cone Angle Orbital Angular Momentum Atomic Resonance Atomic Vapor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petros Zerom
  • Robert W. Boyd
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of OpticsUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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