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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 19 — Sep. 17, 2007
  • pp: 12068–12075

Single beam mapping of nonlinear phase shift profiles in planar waveguides with an embedded mirror

Yoav Linzon, Yaron Shavit, Moshe Elazar, Roberto Morandotti, Maite Volatier-Ravat, Vincent Aimez, Richard Ares, and Shimshon Bar-Ad  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 19, pp. 12068-12075 (2007)

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We demonstrate a technique for a single shot mapping of nonlinear phase shift profiles in spatial solitons that are formed during short pulse propagation through one-dimensional slab AlGaAs waveguides, in the presence of a focusing Kerr nonlinearity. The technique uses a single beam and relies on the introduction of a lithographically etched reflective planar mirror surface positioned in proximity to the beam’s input position. Using this setup we demonstrate nonlinearity-induced sharp lateral phase variations for certain initial conditions, and creation of higher spatial harmonics when the beam is in close proximity to the mirror.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2007
Published: September 6, 2007

Yoav Linzon, Yaron Shavit, Moshe Elazar, Roberto Morandotti, Maite Volatier-Ravat, Vincent Aimez, Richard Arès, and Shimshon Bar-Ad, "Single beam mapping of nonlinear phase shift profiles in planar waveguides with an embedded mirror," Opt. Express 15, 12068-12075 (2007)

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