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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3702–3704

Shifting bright spatial solitons in LiNbO3

Ch. Y. Gao, J. Q. Xu, J. Qiu, S. W. Liu, and G. F. Feng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3702-3704 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003702


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Abstract

We observe spatial bright solitons in a transversely shifting LiNbO3 crystal. In this scheme, the photovoltaic nonlinearity in LiNbO3 can be switched from self-defocusing to self-focusing by continuous shifting of the beam. Moreover, the shifting velocity has a strong influence on the wave shape of the bright spatial solitons.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2012
Published: August 30, 2012

Citation
Ch. Y. Gao, J. Q. Xu, J. Qiu, S. W. Liu, and G. F. Feng, "Shifting bright spatial solitons in LiNbO3," Opt. Lett. 37, 3702-3704 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-17-3702


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