The effectively large mirror size in a space telescope may be achieved by swarms of mirrors. In this paper, we present an analysis of such a space telescope, where a swarm of randomized micro-mirrors are combined to achieve the resolution comparable to a primary mirror equivalent to the entire distribution. The recorded speckle patterns, which vary randomly… (More)
We describe the direct experimental measurement of the transverse propagation velocities of dark spatial solitons. Good agreement is obtained from a comparison of the velocities measured experimentally and the velocities predicted by the two-dimensional theory of Zakharov and Shabat [Sov. Phys. JETP 37, 823 (1973)].
We believe that the effect observed by Xing et al. is essentially cross-phase modulation. It was inaccurately identified as self-bending of light, which is a self-action effect well known in the literature. This Comment addresses an observed effect that we believe has been inaccurately identified by Xing et al. 1 The reported effect is not self-bending, as… (More)
The nonlinear refractive-index (n(2)) spectrum of ZnSe near the band gap (lambda(gap) approximately 450 nm) at 77 K was measured for the first time to our knowledge by using self-bending of a pulsed laser beam. The maximum nonlinearity, n(2) approximately 1.9 x 10(-8) cm(2)/W, measured by us is anomalously large, which cannot be explained by conventional… (More)
Continuous-wave self-deflection of an asymmetrical laser beam, with a deflection angle up to eight diffraction widths, and strong attenuation of the on-axis radiation were achieved in a short sodium-vapor cell. We determined that the nonlinear refractive index Deltan varied almost linearly with intensity I, Deltan approximately n(2)I, with n(2) ~ -10(-7)… (More)