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Single beam mapping of nonlinear phase shift profiles in planar waveguides with an embedded mirror

Single beam mapping of nonlinear phase shift profiles in planar waveguides with an embedded mirror

Optics Express 15(19): 12068-12075

We demonstrate a technique for a single shot mapping of nonlinear phase shift profiles in spatial solitons that are formed during short pulse propagation through one-dimensional slab AlGaAs waveguides, in the presence of a focusing Kerr nonlinearity. The technique uses a single beam and relies on the introduction of a lithographically etched reflective planar mirror surface positioned in proximity to the beam's input position. Using this setup we demonstrate nonlinearity-induced sharp lateral phase variations for certain initial conditions, and creation of higher spatial harmonics when the beam is in close proximity to the mirror.

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PMID: 19547571

DOI: 10.1364/OE.15.012068

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