Abstract

We report the observation of a stable matrix of diffraction-limited solitary beams in a monolithic, single-pass, parametric amplifier pumped by a spatially modulated beam.

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1996

A. Desfarges, V. Kermene, M. Vampouille, B. Colombeau, and C. Froehly, Opt. Commun. 127, 372 (1996).
[CrossRef]

R. Schiek, Y. Baek, and G. I. Stegeman, Phys. Rev. E 53, 1138 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995

W. E. Toruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, and C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1993

1965

Andreoni, A.

P. Di Trapani, G. Valiulis, W. Chinaglia, and A. Andreoni, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 265 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Baek, Y.

Banfi, G. P.

Barthelemy, A.

Baumann, I.

Bourliaguet, B.

Brambilla, M.

L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, M. Brambilla, F. Prati, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 58, 2542 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Buryak, A. V.

Chinaglia, W.

P. Di Trapani and W. Chinaglia, Opt. Lett. 23, 1653 (1998).
[CrossRef]

P. Di Trapani, G. Valiulis, W. Chinaglia, and A. Andreoni, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 265 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Colombeau, B.

A. Desfarges, V. Kermene, M. Vampouille, B. Colombeau, and C. Froehly, Opt. Commun. 127, 372 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Costantini, B.

Danielius, R.

De Angelis, C.

Desfarges, A.

A. Desfarges, V. Kermene, M. Vampouille, B. Colombeau, and C. Froehly, Opt. Commun. 127, 372 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Di Trapani, P.

Froehly, C.

A. Desfarges, V. Kermene, M. Vampouille, B. Colombeau, and C. Froehly, Opt. Commun. 127, 372 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Fuerst, R. A.

Hagan, D. J.

W. E. Toruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, and C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kelley, D. H.

Kermene, V.

B. Costantini, C. De Angelis, A. Barthelemy, B. Bourliaguet, and V. Kermene, Opt. Lett. 23, 424 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Desfarges, V. Kermene, M. Vampouille, B. Colombeau, and C. Froehly, Opt. Commun. 127, 372 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kivshar, Yu. S.

Lawrence, B. L.

Lugiato, L. A.

L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, M. Brambilla, F. Prati, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 58, 2542 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Menyuk, C. R.

W. E. Toruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, and C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A.

Prati, F.

L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, M. Brambilla, F. Prati, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 58, 2542 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Righini, R.

Schiek, R.

Sohler, W.

Spinelli, L.

L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, M. Brambilla, F. Prati, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 58, 2542 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Stabinis, A.

Steblina, V. V.

Stegeman, G. I.

Y. Baek, R. Schiek, G. I. Stegeman, I. Baumann, and W. Sohler, Opt. Lett. 22, 1550 (1997).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Fuerst, B. L. Lawrence, W. E. Toruellas, and G. I. Stegeman, Opt. Lett. 22, 19 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Schiek, Y. Baek, and G. I. Stegeman, Phys. Rev. E 53, 1138 (1996).
[CrossRef]

W. E. Toruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, and C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Tissoni, G.

L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, M. Brambilla, F. Prati, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 58, 2542 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Torner, L.

W. E. Toruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, and C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Toruellas, W. E.

R. A. Fuerst, B. L. Lawrence, W. E. Toruellas, and G. I. Stegeman, Opt. Lett. 22, 19 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. E. Toruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, and C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Valiulis, G.

P. Di Trapani, G. Valiulis, W. Chinaglia, and A. Andreoni, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 265 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Vampouille, M.

A. Desfarges, V. Kermene, M. Vampouille, B. Colombeau, and C. Froehly, Opt. Commun. 127, 372 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Van Stryland, E. W.

W. E. Toruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, and C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z.

W. E. Toruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, and C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

A. Desfarges, V. Kermene, M. Vampouille, B. Colombeau, and C. Froehly, Opt. Commun. 127, 372 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, M. Brambilla, F. Prati, and L. A. Lugiato, Phys. Rev. A 58, 2542 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E

R. Schiek, Y. Baek, and G. I. Stegeman, Phys. Rev. E 53, 1138 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

W. E. Toruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, G. I. Stegeman, L. Torner, and C. R. Menyuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. Di Trapani, G. Valiulis, W. Chinaglia, and A. Andreoni, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 265 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental observation of a soliton matrix: (a) input-pump profile, achievement of the solitary regime fronting (b) the low-intensity output-pump profile with (c) the high-intensity profile; (c) output-pump and (d) intensity profiles. Note the mutual trapping in (c) and (d). Photograph width, 550 µm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Numerical results on the evolution inside the crystal of top, the pump and bottom, the signal one-dimensional intensity profiles. The input pump parameters are the same as in the experimental case.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Far-field signal profiles (a) without and (b) with injection seeding. Photograph aperture, 20 mrad.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Excitation of selected pixels (without injection seeding). (a) Input pump, (b) output signal. The input peak intensity and the lattice spacing are the same as in Fig. 1.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Output-pump near-field profiles: (a) small lattice step 65 µm, (b) low contrast V=0.3. The spatial scale is the same as in Fig. 1.

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