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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2012
  • pp: 5196–5198

Self-phase modulation spectral broadening in two-dimensional spatial solitons: toward three-dimensional spatiotemporal pulse-train solitons

Oren Lahav, Hassid Gurgov, Pavel Sidorenko, Or Peleg, Liad Levi, Avner Fleischer, and Oren Cohen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 24, pp. 5196-5198 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.005196


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Abstract

We demonstrate self-phase modulation (SPM) spectral broadening in two-dimensional solitons in homogeneous media using two different schemes. In the active mode, a train of pulses are collectively trapped and form a spatial soliton through a photorefractive, slowly responding, and electronically controlled self-focusing nonlinearity, and each pulse experiences spectral broadening by the fast SPM nonlinearity. In the passive mode, the pulse-train beam is guided in a waveguide that is optically induced by a continuous-wave thermal spatial soliton. The soliton formation increased the normalized spectral broadening factor from 0.5% up to 197%. This experiment presents significant progress toward the experimental demonstration of three-dimensional spatiotemporal pulse-train solitons.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2012
Published: December 12, 2012

Citation
Oren Lahav, Hassid Gurgov, Pavel Sidorenko, Or Peleg, Liad Levi, Avner Fleischer, and Oren Cohen, "Self-phase modulation spectral broadening in two-dimensional spatial solitons: toward three-dimensional spatiotemporal pulse-train solitons," Opt. Lett. 37, 5196-5198 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-24-5196


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