Steering and locking of discrete solitons in optical waveguide arrays

U. Peschel*, F. Lederer, R. Morandotti, J. S. Altchison, H. Eisenberg, Y. Silberberg

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Abstract

By opeiating an AlGaAs waveguide array at the half band gap, we experimentally demonstrate basic features of discrete systems, which do not appear in the corresponding continuous counterpart -the slab waveguide. Under selected initial conditions, we observed nonlinearly induced locking of an initially moving soliton to the input waveguide. If the power is even higher, originally locked beams start to move again, but in a direction opposite to the initial tilt.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)57-65
Number of pages9
JournalActa Physica Polonica A
Volume99
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventV International Workshop on Nonlinear Optic Aplication, NOA 2000 - Grybow, Poland
Duration: 8 Jun 200011 Jun 2000

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