Self-focusing: From transient to quasi-steady-state

  title={Self-focusing: From transient to quasi-steady-state},
  author={Eric Gregory Hanson and Yuen Ron Shen and Gordon K. L. Wong},
Abstract We have made quantitative measurements on the characteristics of self-focusing varying from transient to quasi-steady-state. The results agree well with a simple unified physical description of self-focusing and with known theoretical predictions. Stimulated Brillouin scattering is identified as the mechanism responsible for the limiting diameter of the self-focused beam in our experiment. 

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