Backward Stimulated Light Scattering and the Limiting Diameters of Self-Focused Light Beams

Phys. Rev. A 8, 315 – Published 1 July 1973
P. L. Kelley and T. K. Gustafson

Abstract

Approximate analytic expression are given for the limitation due to backward stimulated light scattering on the diameter of filaments in self-focusing liquids. The calculation is carried out for both Q-switched and picosecond laser pulses. The effect of transient gain is considered. Raman scattering is found to be the dominant stimulated process. The results are compared with available experimental data.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.8.315

  • Received 8 January 1973
  • Published in the issue dated July 1973

© 1973 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

P. L. Kelley

  • Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, Massachusetts 02173

T. K. Gustafson*

  • Bell Telephone Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey 07733

  • *Permanent address: Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

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