A circular array of optical amplifiers coupled with a central core is proposed. Nonlinear losses and energy tunneling within the array elements and the core are present fascilitating the existence of highly localized modes.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
K. Hizanidis, S. Droulias, I. Tsopelas, N. Efremidis, and D. Christodoulides, "Coupled circular arrays of optical amplifiers," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest on CD (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper TuC39.
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