We predict and analyze the formation of photorefractive polymeric solitons, which are supported by both the orientationally enhanced birefringence and the orientationally enhanced electro-optic effects. The formation conditions and characteristics of this new type of optical spatial soliton are discussed.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides
Fang-Wen Sheu and Ming-Feng Shih, "Photorefractive polymeric solitons supported by orientationally enhanced birefringent and electro-optic effects," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 785-793 (2001)