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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2005
  • pp: 3168–3170

Ultrafast deflection of spatial solitons in AlxGa1−xAs slab waveguides

J. Hübner, H. M. van Driel, and J. S. Aitchison  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 23, pp. 3168-3170 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.003168


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Abstract

We demonstrate ultrafast all-optical deflection of spatial solitons in an AlxGa1−xAs slab waveguide, using 190 fs, 1550 nm pulses to generate and deflect the spatial soliton. The steering beam is focused onto the top of the waveguide near the soliton pathway, and the soliton is steered by refractive-index changes induced by optical Kerr, or free-carrier (Drude), effects. Angular deflections up to 8 mrad are observed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

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J. Hübner, H. M. van Driel, and J. S. Aitchison, "Ultrafast deflection of spatial solitons in AlxGa1−xAs slab waveguides," Opt. Lett. 30, 3168-3170 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-23-3168


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