Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 30, Issue 7, pp 907–921

Robust generation, properties and potential applications of quadratic spatial solitons generated by optical parametric amplification

  • R. A. Fuerst
  • M. T. G. Canva
  • G. I. Stegeman
  • G. Leo
  • G. Assanto
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1006951109648

Cite this article as:
Fuerst, R.A., Canva, M.T.G., Stegeman, G.I. et al. Optical and Quantum Electronics (1998) 30: 907. doi:10.1023/A:1006951109648

Abstract

Quadratic spatial solitary waves are predicted and observed experimentally near degeneracy for Type II optical parametric amplification in bulk KTP, by seeding an intense pump optical field with a control signal at half the pump wave frequency. The self-trapping of light at the two wavelengths has been shown to be insensitive to phase, polarization and magnitude of the control input, and can be exploited in novel schemes for robust all-optical processing.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Fuerst
    • 1
  • M. T. G. Canva
    • 1
  • G. I. Stegeman
    • 1
  • G. Leo
    • 2
  • G. Assanto
    • 2
  1. 1.CREOLUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria ElettronicaTerza University of RomeRomaItaly

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