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Numerical Modeling of Cylindrically Symmetric Nonlinear Self-Focusing Using an Adaptive Fast Hankel Split-Step Method
Optics Communications
  • Partha P. Banerjee, University of Dayton
  • George Nehmetallah, The Catholic University of America
  • Monish Ranjan Chatterjee, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-1-2005
Abstract
We present a novel technique to numerically solve beam propagation problems based on the paraxial and nonparaxial scalar nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS) equation in two transverse dimensions with cylindrical symmetry. Using fast algorithms for Hankel transforms along with adaptive longitudinal stepping and transverse grid management in a symmetrized split-step technique, it is possible to accurately track a beam much closer to its physical collapse due to self-focusing for the paraxial NLS than other existing methods, notably the fast Fourier transform-based standard split-step technique. For the nonparaxial NLS, the adaptive fast Hankel transform-based split-step method with an adaptive nonparaxiality parameter yields results comparable to the more rigorous vector nonlinear wave equation.
Inclusive pages
293–300
ISBN/ISSN
0030-4018
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Publisher
Elsevier
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Partha P. Banerjee, George Nehmetallah and Monish Ranjan Chatterjee. "Numerical Modeling of Cylindrically Symmetric Nonlinear Self-Focusing Using an Adaptive Fast Hankel Split-Step Method" Optics Communications Vol. 249 Iss. 1-3 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/partha_banerjee/80/