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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 7972–7981

Observation of photorefractive simultons in lithium niobate

Eugenio Fazio, Alessandro Belardini, Massimo Alonzo, Marco Centini, Mathieu Chauvet, Fabrice Devaux, and Michael Scalora  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 7972-7981 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.007972


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Abstract

Spatial and temporal locking of fundamental and second harmonic pulses was realized by means of photorefractive nonlinearity and highly mismatched harmonic generation. Due to the presence of both phase-locked and unlocked second harmonic pulses, a twin simultonic state was observed. Simultonic filamentation occurring at high pumping rates allowed us to determine a relation between the simulton’s waist and its intensity.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2010
Published: March 31, 2010

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Eugenio Fazio, Alessandro Belardini, Massimo Alonzo, Marco Centini, Mathieu Chauvet, Fabrice Devaux, and Michael Scalora, "Observation of photorefractive simultons in lithium niobate," Opt. Express 18, 7972-7981 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-8-7972


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