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Opt Lett. 2005 Mar 1;30(5):519-21.

Soliton-induced waveguides in an organic photorefractive glass.

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Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California 94132, USA.


We demonstrate optical waveguiding of a probe beam at 980 nm by a soliton beam at 780 nm in an organic photorefractive monolithic glass. Both planar and circular waveguides induced by one- and two-dimensional spatial solitons formed as a result of orientationally enhanced photorefractive nonlinearity are produced in the organic glass. Possibilities for increasing the speed of waveguide formation are discussed.


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