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Beam-splitting waveguides induced in nanocolloids
Author(s): Luis A. López-Peña; Emma C. Brambila-Tamayo; Cristian R. Velasco-Gutiérrez; Roland A. Terborg; Juan P. Torres; K. Volke-Sepúlveda
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Paper Abstract

It has been shown that a spatial soliton can be created when a CW laser travels through a suspension of dielectric nanoparticles, provided its power is above a critical value [Opt. Lett. Vol. 7: 276 (1982)]. Recently, it was demonstrated that these soliton-like beams can be used as waveguides for controlling an additional low-power laser (probe beam) [Opt. Lett. Vol. 38: 5284 (2013)]. Here we present an experimental study of the interaction between two solitons propagating through a nanocolloid and we analyze their use to create a beam splitter for a probe beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9164, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XI, 916439 (16 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064342
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Luis A. López-Peña, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Emma C. Brambila-Tamayo, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Cristian R. Velasco-Gutiérrez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Roland A. Terborg, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Juan P. Torres, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
K. Volke-Sepúlveda, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9164:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XI
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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