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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1782–1784

Quasi-solitonic behavior of self-written waveguides created by photopolymerization

Kokou Dorkenoo, Olivier Crégut, Loïc Mager, Fabrice Gillot, Christiane Carre, and Alain Fort  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 20, pp. 1782-1784 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001782


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Abstract

We investigated the condition of unique self-written channel and multichannel propagation inside bulk photopolymerizable materials. Light was introduced in the medium by a single-mode optical fiber. At a very low beam power of 5 μW , a unique uniform-channel waveguide without any broadening was obtained by polymerization. When the input power is increased to 100 μW , the guide becomes chaotic and multichannel. We connected two fibers separated by a 1-cm distance. The results open the door to studies of the optical and electro-optical properties of photopolymerized guides doped by nonlinear optical chromophores and to possible applications in integrated optical devices.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides
(250.5530) Optoelectronics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Kokou Dorkenoo, Olivier Crégut, Loïc Mager, Fabrice Gillot, Christiane Carre, and Alain Fort, "Quasi-solitonic behavior of self-written waveguides created by photopolymerization," Opt. Lett. 27, 1782-1784 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-20-1782


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