Title

Optical limiting and spectral stabilization in segmented photonic lattices

Authors

Authors

M. Heinrich; F. Eilenberger; R. Keil; F. Dreisow; E. Suran; F. Louradour; A. Tunnermann; T. Pertsch; S. Nolte;A. Szameit

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

WAVE-GUIDE ARRAYS; DISCRETE SOLITONS; LASER; LOCALIZATION; TRANSMISSION; GENERATION; DEVICES; WRITTEN; Optics

Abstract

We propose photonic lattices with segmentation-based linear self imaging as integrated optical limiters. Starting from unity transmission in the linear regime, nonlinear delocalization leads to a continuous decrease of the overall transmission for increasing input powers. The diffractive propagation between input and output port offers the additional benefit of substantially decreased nonlinear spectral distortions. The functionality is demonstrated experimentally in a waveguide lattice realized in bulk fused silica with the femtosecond laser writing technique. (C) 2012 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

20

Issue/Number

24

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

27299

Last Page

27310

WOS Identifier

WOS:000312452800119

ISSN

1094-4087

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