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Bright photorefractive spatial solitons in optical waveguides on SBN
Author(s): Detlef Kip; Monika Wesner; Eckhard E. Kraetzig; Vladymir M. Shandarov; Paul Moretti
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Paper Abstract

The steady-state bright spatial solitons have been realized in a planar photorefractive strontium-barium niobate waveguide for visible light, ranging from 514.5 to 780 nm. The build-up time of the steady-state condition was about 1 s. For the wavelength of 1047 nm, the strong self-focusing of a light beam was observed. In the time scale of several tens of milliseconds the transient self-trapping of red light was observed, which corresponds to the regime of quasi-steady-state solitons. The interaction of the steady- state spatial solitons has also been demonstrated at He-Ne laser wavelengths.

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Date Published: 28 January 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3733, ICONO '98: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Coherent Optics in Information Technologies, (28 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.340055
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Detlef Kip, Univ. Osnabrueck (Germany)
Monika Wesner, Univ. Osnabrueck (Germany)
Eckhard E. Kraetzig, Univ. Osnabrueck (Germany)
Vladymir M. Shandarov, State Univ. of Control Systems (Russia)
Paul Moretti, Univ. de Lyon I--Claude Bernard (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3733:
ICONO '98: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Coherent Optics in Information Technologies
Sergei S. Chesnokov; Valerii P. Kandidov; Nikolai I. Koroteev, Editor(s)

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