Accession Number:

ADA402725

Title:

Theoretical Studies of Self-Trapped Optical Beams in Photorefractive Media

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Dec 1997-31 May 2001

Corporate Author:

LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-05-13

Pagination or Media Count:

229.0

Abstract:

The objective of this research project is to theoretically study self-trapping phenomena of incoherent and coherent optical beams in photorefractive media. Particular emphasis is given to the newly discovered class of incoherent solitons. We study their dynamics, modal composition and coherence properties. Other topics targeted in this research effort include theory of higher-order dark solitons, stability issues of incoherent and coherent photorefractive spatial solitons and interactions among photorefractive optical solitons.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE