Observation of self-trapping of light in walk-off-compensating tandems

Silvia Carrasco, Dmitri V. Petrov, Juan P. Torres, Lluis Torner, Hongki Kim, George Stegeman, Jean Jacques Zondy

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Abstract

We report the first experimental observation, to our knowledge, of the self-trapping of light in walk-offcompensating optical tandems. The experiment was conducted with picosecond light pulses in a ten-plate optically contacted tandem made of potassium titanyl phosphate prepared for phase matching along a special geometry featuring a huge local walk-off. The observation should open the door to the exploration of multicomponent soliton formation in new classes of materials and settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-384
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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