We study experimentally double slit diffraction in a self-defocusing nonlocal medium. By varying slit separation and distance to boundaries, we find a method of beam steering that allows beams to attract and repel from walls.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
C. Sun and J. W. Fleischer, "Double Slit Diffraction in Self-Defocusing Nonlinear Media with Nonlocal Response," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA65.
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