Induced focusing due to counter-propagation of a pair of bright and dark optical beams in self-defocusing Kerr media
We present two-dimensional numerical simulations of a nonlinear optical system made of a bright probe and a dark pump beam that counter propagate in a thin slice of self-defocusing Kerr media, simultaneously. The numerical results show that although the medium is self-defocusing to both pump and probe beam, a profile compression occurs under some conditions, and the weak bright probe beam is focused due to cross-phase modulation. The influence of the characteristics of beams and medium length on the probe beam compression is also investigated.
, vol. 122, no. 21, pp. 1957-1960, 2011