Optomechanical self-channelling of light in freely suspended dual-planar-waveguide structure

A. Butsch, Fabio Biancalana, Claudio Conti, P. St. J. Russell

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Abstract

It is shown that optomechanical forces can cause nonlinear self-channelling of light in two parallel silica nanowebs suspended inside a fibre capillary. The effective optical nonlinearity is a million times higher than the Kerr effect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-1223-4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 1 May 20116 May 2011

Conference

Conference2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Abbreviated titleCLEO 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period1/05/116/05/11

Cite this

Butsch, A., Biancalana, F., Conti, C., & Russell, P. S. J. (2011). Optomechanical self-channelling of light in freely suspended dual-planar-waveguide structure. In 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics IEEE.