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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1001–1003

High-intensity nanosecond photorefractive spatial solitons

Konstantin Kos, Gregory Salamo, and Mordechai Segev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 13, pp. 1001-1003 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001001


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Abstract

We report the observation of high-intensity solitons in a bulk strontium barium niobate crystal. The solitons are observed by use of 8-ns optical pulses with optical intensities greater than 100 MW/cm2. Each soliton forms and attains its minimum width after roughly ten pulses and reaches e-1 of the steady-state width after the first pulse. We find good agreement between experimental observations and theoretical predictions for the soliton existence curve.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters

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Konstantin Kos, Gregory Salamo, and Mordechai Segev, "High-intensity nanosecond photorefractive spatial solitons," Opt. Lett. 23, 1001-1003 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-13-1001


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