Discrete optical solitons

Y. Silberberg*, H. S. Eisenberg, R. Morandotti, U. Peschel, J. S. Aitchison

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The formation of discrete solitons in an array of coupled optical waveguides was demonstrated. Light was coupled into one ridge waveguide of an array. As the light propagates, linear coupling between neighboring waveguides broadens the light distribution, so that after propagating for about four coupling lengths, the light is distributed among some 35 waveguides. Increasing the light intensity, such that the Kerr effect becomes significant, results in confinement of the light around the input waveguide.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000) - Nice, France
Duration: 10 Sep 200015 Sep 2000


Conference2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000)
CityNice, France


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