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Measurement of scaling laws for shock waves in thermal nonlocal media

Year: 2012

Authors: Ghofraniha, N; Amato, LS; Folli, V; Trillo, S; DelRe, E; Conti, C

Autors Affiliation: Univ Roma La Sapienza, UOS Roma Kerberos, CNR, IPCF, I-00185 Rome, Italy; UOS Sapienza, CNR, ISC, I-00185 Rome, Italy; Univ Ferrara, Dipartimento Ingn, I-44100 Ferrara, Italy; Univ Roma La Sapienza, Dipartimento Fis, I-00185 Rome, Italy

Abstract: We are able to detect the details of spatial optical collisionless wave breaking through the high aperture imaging of a beam suffering shock in a fluorescent nonlinear nonlocal thermal medium. This allows us to directly measure how nonlocality and nonlinearity affect the point of shock formation and compare results with numerical simulations. (C) 2012 Optical Society of America

Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS

Volume: 37 (12)      Pages from: 2325  to: 2337

More Information: The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Community
DOI: 10.1364/OL.37.002325

Citations: 25
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