Separating polarization components through the electro-optic read-out of photorefractive solitons

A. Pierangelo, E. Delre*, A. Ciattoni, G. Biagi, E. Palange, A. Agranat

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Abstract

Analyzing the propagation dynamics of a light beam of arbitrary linear input polarization in an electro-activated photorefractive soliton we are able to experimentally And the conditions that separate its linear polarization components, mapping them into spatially distinct regions at the crystal output. Extending experiments to the switching scheme based on two oppositely biased solitons, we are able to transform this spatial separation into a separation of two distinct guided modes. The result is a miniaturized electro-optic polarization separator.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)14283-14288
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume15
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Oct 2007

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