Scalar Wigner theory for polarized light in nonlinear Kerr media
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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

Författare

T. Hansson

Umeå universitet

E. Wallin

Umeå universitet

G. Brodin

Umeå universitet

Mattias Marklund

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Kondenserade materiens teori

Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics

0740-3224 (ISSN)

Vol. 30 1765-1769

Ämneskategorier

Annan teknik

DOI

10.1364/josab.30.001765