We experimentally demonstrate image transmission through a noninstantaneous self-focusing medium. A partially spatially incoherent soliton is used to form a multimode waveguide in a photorefractive crystal, and the modes of that waveguide are used to transmit an incoherent image through this nonlinear medium.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
Detlef Kip, Charalambos Anastassiou, Eugenia Eugenieva, Demetrios Christodoulides, and Mordechai Segev, "Transmission of images through highly nonlinear media by gradient-index lenses formed by incoherent solitons," Opt. Lett. 26, 524-526 (2001)