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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1344–1346

Transient dark photovoltaic spatial solitons and induced guiding in slab LiNbO3 waveguides

M. Chauvet, S. Chauvin, and H. Maillotte  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 17, pp. 1344-1346 (2001)

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Dark photorefractive photovoltaic spatial solitons are demonstrated at 532 nm in nominally undoped and slightly Fe-doped LiNbO3 planar optical waveguides. The spatial solitons are observed in a transient regime before transverse modulation instability occurs. Their widths are intensity independent as predicted by theory. Meanwhile, excited mode distribution and Fe-doping concentration are shown to influence soliton width. The guiding properties of soliton-induced waveguides are also presented.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

M. Chauvet, S. Chauvin, and H. Maillotte, "Transient dark photovoltaic spatial solitons and induced guiding in slab LiNbO3 waveguides," Opt. Lett. 26, 1344-1346 (2001)

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