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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4081–4083

Bright solitons in azo-doped polymers through angular hole burning and their polarization-dependence: realization of a prediction

Jianchu Liang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 4081-4083 (2010)

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The prediction is experimentally confirmed that bright spatial solitons can be formed in spontaneously self- defocusing azo-doped polymers through a photoisomerization process, namely, angular hole burning. The experiments are actually the realization of a scheme of light-controlling light. Both linearly polarized and circularly polarized light can propagate as solitons in such media. The solitons with the same intensity but with different polarizations have different widths. The experimental results are further theoretically explained.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2010
Published: November 30, 2010

Jianchu Liang, "Bright solitons in azo-doped polymers through angular hole burning and their polarization-dependence: realization of a prediction," Opt. Lett. 35, 4081-4083 (2010)

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