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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2454–2456

Spatial solitons in optofluidic waveguide arrays with focusing ultrafast Kerr nonlinearity

Marius Vieweg, Timo Gissibl, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Lluis Torner, and Harald Giessen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2454-2456 (2012)

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We present an optofluidic nonlinear waveguide array that is fabricated by selectively filling several strands of a photonic crystal fiber with the liquid CCl4, which exhibits a large focusing ultrafast Kerr nonlinearity. We demonstrate a power dependent formation of a spatial soliton in this novel optofluidic device. The large thermo-optical effect of liquids enables us to control the characteristics of the spatial soliton formation in these nonlinear structures. This opens the road toward flexible designs and the realization of a new class of optofluidic devices with complex nonlinear landscapes and novel effects.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2012
Published: June 18, 2012

Marius Vieweg, Timo Gissibl, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Lluis Torner, and Harald Giessen, "Spatial solitons in optofluidic waveguide arrays with focusing ultrafast Kerr nonlinearity," Opt. Lett. 37, 2454-2456 (2012)

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