All-optical spatial scanner

P. Varatharajah, A. B. Aceves, J. V. Moloney

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The design of a simple all-optical spatial scanner, based on a propagating self-focused channel incident at an oblique angle to a nonlinear dielectric interface, is illustrated using the beam propagation method. The channel asymptotics are shown to be insensitive to the shape of the incident beam profile with the latter satisfying a simple area criterion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2631-2633
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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