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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2008
  • pp: 506–508

Optical surface waves supported and controlled by thermal waves

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 5, pp. 506-508 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000506


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Abstract

We address the formation of optical surface waves at the very edge of semiconductor materials illuminated by modulated light beams that generate thermal waves rapidly fading in the bulk material. We find families of thresholdless surface waves existing owing to the combined action of thermally-induced refractive index modulations and instantaneous Kerr-type nonlinearity.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2008
Published: February 28, 2008

Citation
Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner, "Optical surface waves supported and controlled by thermal waves," Opt. Lett. 33, 506-508 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-5-506


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