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Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications
Dresden Germany
September 6, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-791-1
Modulational Instability (TuB)

Experimental Observation of Modulational Instability in Self-Defocusing Nonlinear Waveguide Arrays

Christian Wirth, Milutin Stepic, Christian Rueter, and Detlef Kip


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We observed both experimentally and numerically modulational instability and the consequent energy localization within the first band of a one-dimensional permanent nonlinear waveguide array fabricated in a photorefractive photovoltaic lithium niobate crystal.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

C. Wirth, M. Stepic, C. Rueter, and D. Kip, "Experimental Observation of Modulational Instability in Self-Defocusing Nonlinear Waveguide Arrays," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper TuB2.

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