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Steering of optical beams in nonlinear Kerr media by spatial phase modulation

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Abstract

A simple scheme to steer optical beams is proposed. The basic idea is to impose a sinusoidal phase modulation on the optical beam and then propagate it in a nonlinear Kerr medium. Spatial phase modulation splits the input beam into multiple subbeams, while the nonlinear medium shapes a particular subbeam into a spatial soliton in such a way that most of the beam power appears in a narrow beam whose direction can be controlled by changing the modulation parameters. We present numerical results showing how spatial phase modulation can be used to alter the path of an optical beam propagating in a nonlinear Kerr medium.

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