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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 1939–1944

Spatial distribution clamping of discrete spatial solitons due to three photon absorption in AlGaAs waveguide arrays

Darren D. Hudson, J. Nathan Kutz, Thomas R. Schibli, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, Roberto Morandotti, and Steven T. Cundiff  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 1939-1944 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.001939


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Abstract

We observe clamping of the output spatial light distribution of a waveguide array. Using a chirped pulse amplifier we reach peak intensities in the waveguides of ~24 GW/cm2. At this level, three photon absorption in the AlGaAs material clamps the discrete spatial soliton to a set distribution. Further increase in intensity does not change the distribution.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2012
Published: January 13, 2012

Citation
Darren D. Hudson, J. Nathan Kutz, Thomas R. Schibli, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, Roberto Morandotti, and Steven T. Cundiff, "Spatial distribution clamping of discrete spatial solitons due to three photon absorption in AlGaAs waveguide arrays," Opt. Express 20, 1939-1944 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-3-1939


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