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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1992
  • pp: 789–791

Stable black self-guided beams of circular symmetry in a bulk Kerr medium

A. W. Snyder, L. Poladian, and D. J. Mitchell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 789-791 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.17.000789


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Abstract

We demonstrate the existence of a stable black self-guided beam of circular symmetry in a bulk self-defocusing Kerr medium. There are no gray or higher-order self-guided beams of circular symmetry. The stability of black beams of circular symmetry is in sharp contrast to analogous bright beams in a self-focusing medium, which are unstable. Black self-guided beams are ideal for all-optical devices in bulk material as they can induce a single-mode optical fiber to guide a (weak) signal beam.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 21, 1992
Published: June 1, 1992

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A. W. Snyder, L. Poladian, and D. J. Mitchell, "Stable black self-guided beams of circular symmetry in a bulk Kerr medium," Opt. Lett. 17, 789-791 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-17-11-789

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