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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1998
  • pp: 268–270

Self-similar evolution of self-written waveguides

Tanya M. Monro, Peter D. Miller, L. Poladian, and C. Martijn de Sterke  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 268-270 (1998)

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Numerical simulations show that channel waveguides can be self-written in photosensitive materials. As the waveguide evolves, its shape remains approximately constant, even though its depth and width change. We find an exact solution that describes this evolution, which we show to be self-similar. A wide variety of single-peaked beams form waveguides that converge to this solution.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

Tanya M. Monro, Peter D. Miller, L. Poladian, and C. Martijn de Sterke, "Self-similar evolution of self-written waveguides," Opt. Lett. 23, 268-270 (1998)

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