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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — May. 2, 2005
  • pp: 3529–3534

Dissipative localized structures of light in photonic crystal films

A.V. Yulin, D.V. Skryabin, and P.St.J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 3529-3534 (2005)

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We introduce simple model equations describing the dynamics of light in thin photonic crystal films with Kerr nonlinearity. We report modulational instabilities and bright and dark localized structures of light that exist in this system in the proximity of Fano resonances.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 25, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2005
Published: May 2, 2005

A. Yulin, Dmitry Skryabin, and P. Russell, "Dissipative localized structures of light in photonic crystal films," Opt. Express 13, 3529-3534 (2005)

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