nonlinear Schrödinger equation

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nonlinear Schrödinger equation

[¦nän‚lin·ē·ər ′shrād·iŋ·ər i‚kwā·zhən]
(optics)
A special form into which the Maxwell equations can be transformed in a medium with an optical nonlinearity that gives rise to self-action effects; this equation resembles the Schrödinger equation of quantum mechanics with the potential term in the latter equation replaced by a nonlinear term proportional to the local intensity of the light field, and it possesses soliton solutions.
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11 Further reading A Physical constants and parameters B Appendix: Cardinal points and planes of lens systems C Appendix: Kirchhoff's analysis of wave propagation at apertures D Appendix: The non-linear Schroedinger equation E Appendix: State vectors F Appendix: Representations G Appendix: Fermi's golden rule H Appendix: Solutions Index
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