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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)

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

Zhigang Chen and Kathryn McCarthy, "Spatial soliton pixels from partially incoherent light," Opt. Lett. 27, 2019-2021 (2002)

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