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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2004
  • pp: 382–384

Observation of self-trapping of light in walk-off-compensating tandems

Silvia Carrasco, Dmitri V. Petrov, Juan P. Torres, Lluis Torner, Hongki Kim, George Stegeman, and Jean-Jacques Zondy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 382-384 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000382


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Abstract

We report the first experimental observation, to our knowledge, of the self-trapping of light in walk-off-compensating optical tandems. The experiment was conducted with picosecond light pulses in a ten-plate optically contacted tandem made of potassium titanyl phosphate prepared for phase matching along a special geometry featuring a huge local walk-off. The observation should open the door to the exploration of multicomponent soliton formation in new classes of materials and settings.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

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Silvia Carrasco, Dmitri V. Petrov, Juan P. Torres, Lluis Torner, Hongki Kim, George Stegeman, and Jean-Jacques Zondy, "Observation of self-trapping of light in walk-off-compensating tandems," Opt. Lett. 29, 382-384 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-4-382


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