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Toward nonlinear magneto-optics: collapse detuning via magnetically adjustable linear and circular birefringences
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Paper Abstract

We present the possibility of light beam propagation control in a Kerr nonlinear magneto-optic medium through the efficient management of linear and circular birefringences. We show numerically that the joint birefringences, achieved through the combined use of the Cotton-Mouton and Faraday effects, can effectively accelerate, postpone or even arrest the nonlinear collapse (for a fixed value of the optical power). We also present the experimental observation of collapse tuning in a bulk Yttrium Iron Garnet (YIG) crystal placed in an external magnetic field. The obtained results offer new possibilities towards the use of magneto-optic effects for controlling various nonlinear phenomena.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7600, Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors and Nanostructure Materials XIV, 76001M (1 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841541
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Katarzyna A. Rutkowska, INRS-Énergie et Matériaux, Univ. du Québec (Canada)
Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Yoav Linzon, INRS-Énergie et Matériaux, Univ. du Québec (Canada)
Boris A. Malomed, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Roberto Morandotti, INRS-Énergie et Matériaux, Univ. du Québec (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7600:
Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors and Nanostructure Materials XIV
Jin-Joo Song; Kong-Thon Tsen; Markus Betz; Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi, Editor(s)

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