We report the first observation of the discrete Talbot effect in waveguide arrays. Recurrence for different input patterns was observed in good agreement with theory. The effect of nonlinearity on the Talbot dynamics was investigated.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
R. Iwanow, D. A. May-Arrioja, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, Y. Min, and W. Sohler, "Observation of the Discrete Talbot Effect," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper TuC5.
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