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Title: The theory of optical dispersive shock waves in photorefractive media
Authors: El, G.A.
Gammal, A.
Khamis, E.G.
Kraenkel, R.A.
Kamchatnov, A.M.
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: The theory of optical dispersive shocks generated in propagation of light beams through photore- fractive media is developed. Full one-dimensional analytical theory based on the Whitham modu- lation approach is given for the simplest case of sharp step-like initial discontinuity in a beam with one-dimensional strip-like geometry. This approach is con¯rmed by numerical simulations which are extended also to beams with cylindrical symmetry. The theory explains recent experiments where such dispersive shock waves have been observed.
Description: This is a pre-print.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/2894
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