Theoretical Studies of Self-Trapped Optical Beams in Photorefractive Media
Final technical rept. 1 Dec 1997-31 May 2001
LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA
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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.