Self-focusing and 2D spatial solitons in PTS

Self-focusing and 2D spatial solitons in PTS

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The authors show experimentally that spatial solitons with two transverse dimensions can be generated at 1600 nm in bulk polydiacetylene paratoluene-sulfonate (PTS) by a combination of third and fifth order nonlinearities.


    1. 1)
      • Spatial soliton-induced guiding by cross-phasemodulation
    2. 2)
      • Waveguides formed by quasi-steady-statephotorefractive spatial solitons
    3. 3)
      • Steerable opticalwaveguides formed by bright spatial solitons
    4. 4)
      • Stegeman, G.I., Mamyshev, P., Torruellas, W., Villeneuve, A., Aitchison, J.S.: `Photonicapplications of spatial soliton switches', SPIE, 1995, 2481, p. 270–278
    5. 5)
      • Self-focusing, self defocusing and self-modulation of laser beams, Laser Handbook
    6. 6)
      • CW self-focusing and self-trapping of light insodium vapour
    7. 7)
      • Large purely refractive nonlinear index of single crystal p-toluene sulfonate(PTS)at 1600 nm
    8. 8)
      • Stable self-trappingand ring formation in PTS

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