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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2731–2737

Influence of soliton propagation on the beam-polarization dynamics in a planar waveguide

D. Wang, R. Barille, and G. Rivoire  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 2731-2737 (1998)

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Strong polarization changes are observed near the soliton power in a planar waveguide filled with an isotropic material (CS2). Only pure TM and TE modes retain their polarization. The presence of even a small input TE component tends to transform the output polarization into TE polarization. The experimental results are in agreement with coupled-mode theory and facilitate optical switching applications.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

D. Wang, R. Barille, and G. Rivoire, "Influence of soliton propagation on the beam-polarization dynamics in a planar waveguide," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2731-2737 (1998)

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