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Catching light in its own trap

Catching light in its own trap
Catching light in its own trap
Self-written structures form dynamically in photosensitive media, in which the refractive index changes permanently under the influence of light that propagates through it. Self-written waveguides have been observed in a variety of materials including glasses and polymers. Detailed theoretical analysis of self-writing in germanosilicate glasses is in good agreement with experiments. We review recent experimental and theoretical progress in this field and indicate likely areas of future progress.
0950-0340
191-238
Monro, Tanya M.
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de Sterke, C.Martijn
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Poladian, L.
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Monro, Tanya M., de Sterke, C.Martijn and Poladian, L. (2001) Catching light in its own trap. Journal of Modern Optics, 48 (2), 191-238. (doi:10.1080/09500340108232456).

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Self-written structures form dynamically in photosensitive media, in which the refractive index changes permanently under the influence of light that propagates through it. Self-written waveguides have been observed in a variety of materials including glasses and polymers. Detailed theoretical analysis of self-writing in germanosilicate glasses is in good agreement with experiments. We review recent experimental and theoretical progress in this field and indicate likely areas of future progress.

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Published date: February 2001

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Local EPrints ID: 50193
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50193
ISSN: 0950-0340
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Date deposited: 31 Jan 2008
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Author: Tanya M. Monro
Author: C.Martijn de Sterke
Author: L. Poladian

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