SOVIET AND POLISH RESEARCH ON THE SELF-TRAPPING OF OPTICAL BEAMS IN NONLINEAR MEDIA.
Atd Work assignment no. 71,
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The purpose of the report is to present an up-to-date progress review of the Soviet and Polish research on optical beam trapping. The now classic paper on the self-trapping of optical beams in nonlinear media by Chiao, Garmire, and Townes published in the Physical Review Letters in October 1964, was preceded in the Soviet literature by the works of G. A. Askaryan of the Lebedev Institute and V. I. Talanov of the Scientific-Research Radiophysics Institute at Gorkiy State University, which were published in June 1962 and 1964, respectively. Since that time Soviet researchers have contributed some 15 papers on various aspects of the self-focusing of optical beams. Significant research on the self-trapping of optical beams is being carried out in Poland. It appears to be managed by A. Piekara, Polands foremost laser authority, with the A. Mickiewicz University at Poznan as the principal facility.
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