Scalar Wigner theory for polarized light in nonlinear Kerr media
Journal article, 2013

A scalar Wigner distribution function for describing polarized light is proposed in analogy with the treatment of spin variables in quantum kinetic theory. The formalism is applied to the propagation of circularly polarized light in nonlinear Kerr media, and an extended phase-space evolution equation is derived along with invariant quantities. The formalism is additionally used to analyze the modulational instability

angular-momentum

rogue waves

photon

physics

instability

Author

T. Hansson

Umeå University

E. Wallin

Umeå University

G. Brodin

Umeå University

Mattias Marklund

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics

0740-3224 (ISSN)

Vol. 30 6 1765-1769

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies

DOI

10.1364/josab.30.001765

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