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Spatial Ringing of Intense cw Light Propagating through a Strongly Self-Defocusing Medium

  • Martine Le Berre
  • Elisabeth Ressayre
  • Andrée Tallet
  • H. M. Gibbs
  • M. C. Rushford
  • F. P. Mattar
Conference paper

Abstract

Spatial rings have been observed under a wide variety of conditions.1 We treat the propagation of a near-resonance cw laser beam through sodium vapor, which impresses phase and amplitude changes upon the beam’s transverse profile leading to spatial rings in the far field.2–4

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martine Le Berre
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Ressayre
    • 2
  • Andrée Tallet
    • 2
  • H. M. Gibbs
    • 3
  • M. C. Rushford
    • 3
  • F. P. Mattar
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire des Signaux et SystemesPlateau du MoulonGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Photophysique Moléculaire du CNRSUniversité Paris-SudOrsayFrance
  3. 3.Optical Sciences Ctr.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  4. 4.Photophysique Moléculaire du CNRS $ Spectroscopy Lab.MITCambridgeUSA

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