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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
Optomechanical Systems I (QWE)

Optomechanical self-channelling of light in freely suspended dual-planar-waveguide structure

Anna Butsch, Fabio Biancalana, Claudio Conti, and Philip Russell  »View Author Affiliations


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It is shown that optomechanical forces can cause nonlinear self-channelling of light in two parallel silica nanowebs suspended inside a fibre capillary. The effective optical nonlinearity is a million times higher than the Kerr effect.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

A. Butsch, F. Biancalana, C. Conti, and P. Russell, "Optomechanical self-channelling of light in freely suspended dual-planar-waveguide structure," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper QWE4.

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