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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2515–2522

Temporal analysis of open-circuit dark photovoltaic spatial solitons

Mathieu Chauvet  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 12, pp. 2515-2522 (2003)

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A theoretical model and experimental results to characterize the time-dependent formation of one-dimensional dark photovoltaic solitons under open-circuit conditions are presented. According to this theory, quasi-steady-state and steady-state solitons can both be obtained. In the quasi-steady-state regime solitons have intensity-independent widths, whereas their formation time is inversely proportional to the intensity, as confirmed by experimental results obtained with LiNbO3 samples. Theory predicts that the response times of steady-state solitons will be given by the dielectric response in the absence of an illuminating field, Td. In the samples used in this research, only a trend toward a steady-state regime was observed, because of the prohibitively high value of Td.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

Mathieu Chauvet, "Temporal analysis of open-circuit dark photovoltaic spatial solitons," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 2515-2522 (2003)

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