# Non-Gaussian statistics of multiple filamentation.

@article{Lushnikov2010NonGaussianSO, title={Non-Gaussian statistics of multiple filamentation.}, author={Pavel M. Lushnikov and Natalia Vladimirova}, journal={Optics letters}, year={2010}, volume={35 12}, pages={ 1965-7 } }

We consider the statistics of light amplitude fluctuations for the propagation of a laser beam subjected to multiple filamentation in an amplified Kerr media, with both linear and nonlinear dissipation. Dissipation arrests the catastrophic collapse of filaments, causing their disintegration into almost linear waves. These waves form a nearly Gaussian random field that seeds new filaments. For small amplitudes the probability density function (PDF) of light amplitude is close to Gaussian, while…

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