Discrete spatial solitons were studied in nonlinear waveguide arrays. The waveguide arrays were fabricated from an AlGaAs wafer using a combination of standard photolithography and reactive ion etching with SiCl4. The output mode profile of a waveguide array where there was a single input to the center waveguide is presented. Experiments performed with different lengths and coupling coefficients show evidence for self-localization of the optical field in a nonlinear waveguide array.
|Number of pages
|Published - 1998
|Proceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 3 May 1998 → 8 May 1998
|Proceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference
|San Francisco, CA, USA
|3/05/98 → 8/05/98