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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — May. 30, 2005
  • pp: 4244–4249

Diffraction management of focused light beams in optical lattices with a quadratic frequency modulation

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Lluis Torner, and Victor A. Vysloukh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 4244-4249 (2005)

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We reveal that the effective diffraction experienced by light beams launched along the central guiding channel of optical lattice with a quadratic frequency modulation can be tuned in strength and sign. Complete suppression of the linear diffraction in the broad band of spatial frequencies is shown to be possible, thus profoundly affecting properties of nonlinear self-sustained beams as well. In particular, we report on the properties of a new class of stable solitons supported by such lattices in defocusing media.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 2, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2005
Published: May 30, 2005

Yaroslav Kartashov, Lluis Torner, and Victor Vysloukh, "Diffraction management of focused light beams in optical lattices with a quadratic frequency modulation," Opt. Express 13, 4244-4249 (2005)

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