We report what we believe is the first experimental observation of bright-soliton-induced two-dimensional waveguides. The waveguides are induced by two-dimensional photorefractive screening solitons, and their guiding properties, i.e., whether the waveguides are single mode or multimode, are controlled by adjustment of the soliton parameters.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 20, 1996
Published: July 1, 1996
Ming-feng Shih, Greg Salamo, and Mordechai Segev, "Circular waveguides induced by two-dimensional bright steady-state photorefractive spatial screening solitons," Opt. Lett. 21, 931-934 (1996)