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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2004
  • pp: 277–279

Optical spatial solitons supported by photoisomerization nonlinearity in a polymer

Xiao-sheng Wang, Wei-long She, and Wing-kee Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 277-279 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000277


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Abstract

We present a theory for a new type of optical spatial soliton that is based on the angle hole burning mechanism of photoisomerization in some polymers. We predict that the photoisomerization nonlinearity can support steady-state dark and bright spatial solitons in the polymer. We also discuss the dependence of the <b>FWHM</b> of the spatial soliton on wavelengths of the background beams and on the ratio of the intensity of the background beam to that of the signal beam.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Xiao-sheng Wang, Wei-long She, and Wing-kee Lee, "Optical spatial solitons supported by photoisomerization nonlinearity in a polymer," Opt. Lett. 29, 277-279 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-3-277


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