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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3731–3736

Soliton formation and collapse in tunable waveguide arrays by electro-optic effect

Xuewei Deng, Huiying Lao, and Xianfeng Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 19, pp. 3731-3736 (2009)

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Light propagation in periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguide arrays is numerically investigated. By employing the concept of a linear focusing effect, we propose a brand new method to control discrete diffraction and spatial solitons in PPLN waveguide arrays by electrical field. Simulated results are presented, and the principle is discussed to demonstrate the feasibility of the method.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2009
Published: June 23, 2009

Xuewei Deng, Huiying Lao, and Xianfeng Chen, "Soliton formation and collapse in tunable waveguide arrays by electro-optic effect," Appl. Opt. 48, 3731-3736 (2009)

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