Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 41 Issue 1 July 1993 pp 1-7
This paper addresses itself to the problem of thermoacoustic generation by an obliquely incident laser beam in a body of water. Far-field directivity pattern of thermoacoustic source (TS) has been studied analytically and numerically. Our study suggests the possibility of getting highly directional sound beams in a simple configuration.
Volume 42 Issue 2 February 1994 pp 141-148
The paper presents an analysis of ultrasonic wave generation in water by intensity modulated elliptical Gaussian laser beams. It is found that generated acoustic radiation is highly directional both in polar and azimuthal directions. An increase in the assymmetry of the transverse intensity distribution from the Gaussian dependence enhances the source directivity considerably. An obvious conclusion is that elliptical Gaussian beams are better choice in applications where it is desired to communicate in an approximately prescribed small solid angle.
Volume 42 Issue 3 March 1994 pp 223-230
An analysis of self focusing of an elliptic Gaussian laser beam, propagating through a medium with saturable nonlinearity has been presented. It has been established that stationary self trap propagation of the beam is not possible. Though stationary self trap propagation does not occur, one can define a virtual threshold power for self focusing. Above this threshold power value, but not far from it, the beam focuses; below this threshold value it defocuses. As a whole three different defocusing zones and two focusing zones have been identified. It is also shown that effective beam radius never reaches zero.
Volume 44 Issue 3 March 1995 pp 249-256
The absorption/gain induced self tapering and uptapering of a self guided Gaussian laser beam when the beam propagates in a saturable nonlinear medium has been discussed. Using the WKBJ and abberationless paraxial ray approximation a beam width equation has been derived. Conditions for tapering/uptapering for both cases i.e., for absorption and gain have been discussed. The beam width of tapered/uptapered beam depends on the rate of absorption/gain, and the length of absorption/gain region along the beam propagation direction. The importance of the present study is pointed out.
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