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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2013
  • pp: 5284–5287

Steering and guiding light with light in a nanosuspension

Roland A. Terborg, Juan P. Torres, and Karen Volke-Sepulveda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 24, pp. 5284-5287 (2013)

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We experimentally demonstrate guiding of a low-power probe beam (633 nm wavelength) by means of a light-induced waveguide generated by the self-focusing of a strong pump beam (532 nm wavelength) in an artificial nonlinear medium, constituted by a colloidal suspension of dielectric nanoparticles. We also demonstrate optical steering of the probe beam by controlling the direction of propagation of the pump beam. The distance over which guiding is demonstrated (5 mm) is remarkably long when compared with previous experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(190.3970) Nonlinear optics : Microparticle nonlinear optics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2013
Published: December 5, 2013

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Roland A. Terborg, Juan P. Torres, and Karen Volke-Sepulveda, "Steering and guiding light with light in a nanosuspension," Opt. Lett. 38, 5284-5287 (2013)

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