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Spontaneous creation of soliton-like beams by single-directional control of self-focusing and stimulated scattering in a Kerr medium
Author(s): Herve Maillotte; Jacques Monneret; Alain Barthelemy; Claude Froehly
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Paper Abstract

In a bulk Kerr material, no analytical solution is known to yield stable soliton beam propagation. The most frequent experimental situation leads to a well-known chaotic beam break-up into numerous randomly distributed self-focused spots. An interferometric method is proposed to achieve a 1D phase-matching of the self-focused spots through a Kerr-induced index grating. By this way, self-splitting of the laser beam into multiple solitons occurs in bulk CS2. When the material exhibits stimulated scattering in the picosecond or nanosecond range, the present method yields also to a distributed feedback that gives rise to Raman or Brillouin soliton-like beams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2097, Laser Applications, (10 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.183162
Show Author Affiliations
Herve Maillotte, Univ. de Franche-Comte (France)
Jacques Monneret, Univ. de Franche-Comte (France)
Alain Barthelemy, Institut de Recherches en Communications Optiques et Micro-Ondes (France)
Claude Froehly, Institut de Recherches en Communications Optiques et Micro-Ondes (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2097:
Laser Applications
Artur A. Mak, Editor(s)

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