Polarization domain wall solitons with counterpropagating laser beams
Authors: Pitois S., Millot G., Wabnitz S.
Autors Affiliation: Laboratoire de Physique, Université de Bourgogne, 9 Avenue A. Savary, B.P. N. 400, Dijon, 21011, France
Abstract: We report the experimental observation of a polarization kink or domain wall soliton by mixing two intense counterpropagating laser beams in a nonlinear isotropic dielectric. This soliton represents the switching of the state of polarization of light between two domains where both waves are circularly polarized and corotating. Good agreement is obtained with the theoretical description of the effect.
Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
Volume: 81 (7) Pages from: 1409 to: 1412
KeyWords: Spatial-distribution; Optical bistability; Nonlinear opticsDOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.1409Citations: 61data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2023-09-17References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here