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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1999
  • pp: 77–79

Fixing the photorefractive soliton

Matt Klotz, Hongxing Meng, Gregory J. Salamo, Mordechai Segev, and Steven R. Montgomery  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 77-79 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000077


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Abstract

We report the formation of permanent two-dimensional 12-µm waveguides in a bulk strontium barium niobate crystal. The waveguides are made by formation of a photorefractive spatial soliton in which the space-charge field induces ferroelectric domains that are permanently polarized opposite to the crystal c axis. The fixed waveguide propagates light with 80% efficiency. These results make possible the permanent recording of intricate optical circuitry in the volume of a bulk crystal.

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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

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Matt Klotz, Hongxing Meng, Gregory J. Salamo, Mordechai Segev, and Steven R. Montgomery, "Fixing the photorefractive soliton," Opt. Lett. 24, 77-79 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-2-77


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