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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1160–1162

Waveguides formed by incoherent dark solitons

Zhigang Chen, Mordechai Segev, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, and Robert S. Feigelson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 16, pp. 1160-1162 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001160


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Abstract

We demonstrate experimentally optical guidance of coherent light beams, using incoherent light. Such guidance is made possible by generation of partially spatially incoherent self-trapped dark beams (dark incoherent solitons) in a noninstantaneous nonlinear medium. In the one-dimensional case, the incoherent solitons induce single and Y-junction planar waveguides, whereas in the two-dimensional case, they form circular waveguides. These experiments introduce the possibility of controlling high-power laser beams with low-power incoherent light sources such as LED’s or lightbulbs.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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Zhigang Chen, Mordechai Segev, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, and Robert S. Feigelson, "Waveguides formed by incoherent dark solitons," Opt. Lett. 24, 1160-1162 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-16-1160

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