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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
San Jose, California United States
May 4-9, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
Solitons (QMK)

Repulsive and Attractive Surface Soliton Potentials at Boundaries between Periodic Media

Sergiy Suntsov, Konstantinos G. Makris, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, George I. Stegeman, Roberto Morandotti, Maite Volatier, Vincent Aimez, Richard Ares, Haeyeon Yang, and Gregory J. Salamo

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An interface between two periodic 1-D arrays with self-focusing Kerr nonlinearities is shown experimentally to support strikingly different families of surface solitons due to differences in surface potential near the boundary.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces

S. Suntsov, K. G. Makris, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, R. Morandotti, M. Volatier, V. Aimez, R. Ares, H. Yang, and G. J. Salamo, "Repulsive and Attractive Surface Soliton Potentials at Boundaries between Periodic Media," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper QMK6.

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