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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2003
  • pp: 1031–1033

Spatial optical simultons in nonlinearly coupled planar waveguides

Giuseppe Leo, Lorenzo Colace, Antonio Amoroso, Andrea Di Falco, and Gaetano Assanto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 12, pp. 1031-1033 (2003)

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With second-harmonic generation in surface and buried planar waveguides achieved by direct and reverse proton exchange in lithium niobate, we demonstrate a novel kind of quadratic spatial simulton: The transverse-electric fundamental input and the transverse-magnetic second-harmonic waves nonlinearly couple two superimposed planar waveguides, permitting transverse localization of light at room temperature and at excitations as low as 340 nJ in 20-ps pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

Giuseppe Leo, Lorenzo Colace, Antonio Amoroso, Andrea Di Falco, and Gaetano Assanto, "Spatial optical simultons in nonlinearly coupled planar waveguides," Opt. Lett. 28, 1031-1033 (2003)

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