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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1993
  • pp: 446–453

Self-trapping of optical beams in photorefractive media

Bruno Crosignani, Mordechai Segev, Doruk Engin, Paolo Di Porto, Amnon Yariv, and Greg Salamo  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 10, Issue 3, pp. 446-453 (1993)

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We study the possibility of self-trapping of an optical beam in a photorefractive medium under the combined influence of diffraction and self-scattering (two-wave mixing) of its spatial frequency components. We investigate the spectrum of solutions for the resulting photorefractive spatial solitons and discuss their unique properties. Design considerations and material requirements for experimental realization of these solitons, together with specific examples, are given.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 16, 1992
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 1992
Published: March 1, 1993

Bruno Crosignani, Mordechai Segev, Paolo Di Porto, Amnon Yariv, Greg Salamo, and Doruk Engin, "Self-trapping of optical beams in photorefractive media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 446-453 (1993)

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