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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2351–2353

Spatially localized states with size-dependent optical bistability

Yoshio Hayasaki, Hirotsugu Yamamoto, and Nobuo Nishida  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 23, pp. 2351-2353 (2003)

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Experimental results of a new type of localized state generated in an optical system consisting of a liquid-crystal spatial light modulator with optical feedback are demonstrated. The localized state is triggered at a position that depends on the size of a control beam because its formation depends on the fraction of high-spatial-frequency components in the feedback light that passes through a low-cut spatial-frequency filter. This novel size-dependent switching property is useful for erasing individual target localized states.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

Yoshio Hayasaki, Hirotsugu Yamamoto, and Nobuo Nishida, "Spatially localized states with size-dependent optical bistability," Opt. Lett. 28, 2351-2353 (2003)

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