Observation of Mutually Trapped Multiband Optical Breathers in Waveguide Arrays

D. Mandelik*, H. S. Eisenberg, Y. Silberberg, R. Morandotti, J. S. Aitchison

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Abstract

Multiphoton fluorescence is used for the direct observation of a new class of breathers in waveguide arrays, which are a coherent superposition of Floquet-Bloch solitons of different bands. These Floquet-Bloch breathers oscillate along their spatial propagation axis, and possess several novel properties. Some behavior of these breathers is readily understood intuitively in terms of the band structure of the waveguide array and the properties of discrete solitons.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume90
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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