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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1998
  • pp: 591–593

Two-dimensional bright spatial solitons stable over limited intensities and ring formation in polydiacetylene para-toluene sulfonate

Brian L. Lawrence and George I. Stegeman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 8, pp. 591-593 (1998)

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Spatial soliton formation in the bulk single-crystal polydiacetylene para-toulene sulfonate has been studied experimentally. The unique nonlinearity of this material at 1600 nm leads to stable solitons below an intensity maximum, and for higher intensities the input beams form a ring and a soliton.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

Brian L. Lawrence and George I. Stegeman, "Two-dimensional bright spatial solitons stable over limited intensities and ring formation in polydiacetylene para-toluene sulfonate," Opt. Lett. 23, 591-593 (1998)

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