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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1998
  • pp: 924–926

Optically induced photovoltaic self-defocusing-to-self-focusing transition

Charalambos Anastassiou, Ming-feng Shih, Matthew Mitchell, Zhigang Chen, and Mordechai Segev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 12, pp. 924-926 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000924


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Abstract

We show theoretically and experimentally that the photovoltaic nonlinearity that gives rise to spatial solitons can be switched from self-defocusing to self-focusing (or vice versa) by use of background illumination. This raises the possibility of bright photovoltaic solitons in LiNbO3 .

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods

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Charalambos Anastassiou, Ming-feng Shih, Matthew Mitchell, Zhigang Chen, and Mordechai Segev, "Optically induced photovoltaic self-defocusing-to-self-focusing transition," Opt. Lett. 23, 924-926 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-12-924

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