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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2005
  • pp: 519–521

Soliton-induced waveguides in an organic photorefractive glass

Marcus Asaro, Michael Sheldon, Zhigang Chen, Oksana Ostroverkhova, and W. E. Moerner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 5, pp. 519-521 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.000519


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Abstract

We demonstrate optical waveguiding of a probe beam at 980 nm by a soliton beam at 780 nm in an organic photorefractive monolithic glass. Both planar and circular waveguides induced by one- and two-dimensional spatial solitons formed as a result of orientationally enhanced photorefractive nonlinearity are produced in the organic glass. Possibilities for increasing the speed of waveguide formation are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Marcus Asaro, Michael Sheldon, Zhigang Chen, Oksana Ostroverkhova, and W. E. Moerner, "Soliton-induced waveguides in an organic photorefractive glass," Opt. Lett. 30, 519-521 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-5-519

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