Experiments on partially coherent photorefractive solitons
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J. Opt. A-Pure Appl. Opt.
incoherent solitons; photorefractive nonlinear optics; guided waves; SPATIALLY INCOHERENT-LIGHT; INDUCED WAVE-GUIDES; SCREENING SOLITONS; MODULATION INSTABILITY; NONLINEAR MEDIA; DARK SOLITONS; OPTICAL; SOLITONS; BEAMS; BRIGHT; ARRAYS; Optics
We provide an overview of experimental studies on partially coherent spatial solitons in photorefractive materials, including the first experimental demonstration of bright and dark incoherent solitons, incoherent vortex solitons, Y-junction dark solitons and anti-dark solitons, and pixel-like incoherent soliton arrays. These solitons are created with partially spatially incoherent light beams by using the non-instantaneous photorefractive screening nonlinearity. Experimental results on waveguides induced by incoherent solitons are also presented and their potential applications for soliton-driven photonics are discussed. In particular, these experiments introduce the possibility of controlling high-power laser beams with low-power incoherent light sources in waveguide arrays as well as in planar, circular and beam-splitting waveguides optically induced in bulk photorefractive materials.
Journal of Optics a-Pure and Applied Optics
"Experiments on partially coherent photorefractive solitons" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3670.