1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Laser interaction with ions

  1. Jan 2, 2016 #1
    Will a laser exposed to ions (doped fibre) spread out in the direction of polarisation as momentum sends the peaks in one direction and the troughs in another. Or, as total momentum is 0 does the wave continue on straight.
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 5, 2016 #2
    Continue on straight? In a fibre? They normally are made with a radially graduated index of refraction to self-focus along the central axis, aren't they?
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Discussions: Laser interaction with ions
  1. Ions and Atoms (Replies: 3)

  2. Laser TEM modes (Replies: 2)

  3. Class I laser (Replies: 8)