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Theoretical investigation of photorefractive spatial soliton temporal behavior, the route to SHG enhancement, and switching applications

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Photorefractive spatial solitons have recently been the object of intense fundamental research. This paper proposes two applications of this interesting low power phenomenon. Photorefractive self-focusing can indeed be used to enhance nonlinear processes such as wavelength conversion. Furthermore, its sensitivity to low power optical beams makes it a good candidate towards all optical switching and computing, provided the time response issues have been solved. This paper proposes a switching technology with optical powers on the scale of a few mW/cm2 and provides strong hints towards solving the photorefractive time response issue.
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hal-00256687 , version 1 (16-02-2008)

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Nicolas Fressengeas, Delphine Wolfersberger, Jean Maufoy, Godefroy Kugel. Theoretical investigation of photorefractive spatial soliton temporal behavior, the route to SHG enhancement, and switching applications. Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications IV, Jul 1998, San Diego, CA, United States. pp.94-101, ⟨10.1117/12.326846⟩. ⟨hal-00256687⟩
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