We report the first observation of staggered and unstaggered quadratic discrete solitons in arrays of coupled waveguides. Intensity profiles, powers and stability of the solitons were measured in good agreement with theoretical predictions.
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R. Schiek, R. Iwanow, G. I. Stegeman, T. Pertsch, F. Lederer, Y. Min, and W. Sohler, " Staggered and unstaggered solitons in quadratically nonlinear lithium niobate waveguide arrays," in Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MB3.
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