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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2002
  • pp: 185–187

Self-written waveguides in photopolymerizable resins

Satoru Shoji, Satoshi Kawata, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 185-187 (2002)

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We study the optically induced growth and interaction of self-written waveguides in a photopolymerizable resin. We investigate experimentally how the interaction depends on the mutual coherence and the relative power of the input beams and suggest an improved analytical model that describes the growth of single waveguides and the main features of their interaction in photosensitive materials.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides

Satoru Shoji, Satoshi Kawata, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Self-written waveguides in photopolymerizable resins," Opt. Lett. 27, 185-187 (2002)

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