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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 25834–25840

Use of quasi-local photorefractive response to generated superficial self-written waveguides in lithium niobate

Eugenio Fazio, Silviu T. Popescu, Adrian Petris, Fabrice Devaux, Mauro Ragazzi, Mathieu Chauvet, and Valentin I. Vlad  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 25834-25840 (2013)

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We report the formation of surface self-written waveguides by means of surface pyrolitons in lithium niobate. By a specific orientation of the crystal axis the quasi-local slow photorefractive response of lithium niobate was used to induce a self-confined beam exactly at the crystal-air interface. The mode profile of the photo-induced waveguide is strongly asymmetric due to the interface presence.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2013
Published: October 22, 2013

Eugenio Fazio, Silviu T. Popescu, Adrian Petris, Fabrice Devaux, Mauro Ragazzi, Mathieu Chauvet, and Valentin I. Vlad, "Use of quasi-local photorefractive response to generated superficial self-written waveguides in lithium niobate," Opt. Express 21, 25834-25840 (2013)

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