LIGHT PROPAGATION IN A COLE-COLE NONLINEAR MEDIUM VIA THE BURGERS-HOPF EQUATION

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Abstract

A new model of light propagation through a so-called weakly three-dimensional Cole-Cole nonlinear medium with short-range nonlocality was recently proposed. In particular, it was shown that in the geometric optics limit, the model is integrable and is governed by the dispersionless Veselov-Novikov (dVN) equation. The Burgers-Hopf equation can be obtained as a (1+1)-dimensional reduction of the dVN equation. We discuss its properties in the specific context of nonlinear geometric optics and consider an illustrative explicit example.

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