Autofocusing of cylindrical caustics self-generated in a defocusing nonlinear medium

Michael Karpov, Yonatan Sivan, Victor Fleurov, Thibault Congy, Nicolas Pavloff, Shimshon Barad

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We describe a simple method for generating an autofocusing, radially-symmetric Airy wave, relying on optical caustics which form in a defocusing, nonlocal thermal nonlinear medium with a cylindrical reflective boundary.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Optics, NLO 2015
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
EventNonlinear Optics, NLO 2015 - Kauai, United States
Duration: 26 Jul 201531 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameNonlinear Optics, NLO 2015


ConferenceNonlinear Optics, NLO 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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