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Experimental demonstration of (1+1)D self-confinement and breathing of laser beams in BSO crystals
Author(s): Eugenio Fazio; F. Mariani; Mario Bertolotti; V. Babin; Valentin I. Vlad
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Paper Abstract

We report the experimental observation of (1+1)D self- confinement of laser beams in BSO crystals, photorefractive materials with strong optical activity (45 degree(s)/mm). Numerical simulations of light propagation in such conditions were used to check the experimental results. The possibility of obtaining self-contained beams with these materials is given by the application of really intense static electric fields which induce anomalous behaviour of the optical activity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4430, ROMOPTO 2000: Sixth Conference on Optics, (29 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432871
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Eugenio Fazio, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
F. Mariani, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Mario Bertolotti, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
V. Babin, Institute of Atomic Physics (Romania)
Valentin I. Vlad, Institute of Atomic Physics (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4430:
ROMOPTO 2000: Sixth Conference on Optics

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