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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2002
  • pp: 2019–2021

Spatial soliton pixels from partially incoherent light

Zhigang Chen and Kathryn McCarthy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 22, pp. 2019-2021 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.002019


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Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the first observation of pixellike spatial solitons from partially spatially incoherent light. We created an array of as many as 32×32 soliton pixels by launching a spatially modulated incoherent light beam into a noninstantaneous self-focusing photorefraction medium. These solitons were stable and robust, forming a steady-state two-dimensional waveguide array in which optical coupling and control of local waveguide channels could be realized.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Zhigang Chen and Kathryn McCarthy, "Spatial soliton pixels from partially incoherent light," Opt. Lett. 27, 2019-2021 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-22-2019


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