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Self-trapping of optical beams in photorefractive media

Crosignani, Bruno and Segev, Mordechai and Engin, Doruk and Di Porto, Paolo and Yariv, Amnon and Salamo, Greg (1993) Self-trapping of optical beams in photorefractive media. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 10 (3). pp. 446-453. ISSN 0740-3224.

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We study the possibility of self-trapping of an optical beam in a photorefractive medium under the combined influence of diffraction and self-scattering (two-wave mixing) of its spatial frequency components. We investigate the spectrum of solutions for the resulting photorefractive spatial solitons and discuss their unique properties. Design considerations and material requirements for experimental realization of these solitons, together with specific examples, are given.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1993 Optical Society of America Received July 16, 1992; revised manuscript received October 9, 1992 This research was supported by the U.S. Army Office of Scientific Research and the by U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
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