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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 5991–5996

Observation of polychromatic gap solitons

Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Dragomir N. Neshev, Alexander Dreischuh, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Jeremy Bolger, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Lam Bui, Arnan Mitchell, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 5991-5996 (2008)

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We study theoretically and observe experimentally polychromatic gap solitons generated by supercontinuum light in an array of optical waveguides. The solitons are formed through a sharp transition from diffraction-induced broadening and color separation to the simultaneous spatio-spectral localization of supercontinuum light inside the photonic bandgap with the formation of the characteristic staggered phase structure for all colors.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2008
Published: April 14, 2008

Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Dragomir N. Neshev, Alexander Dreischuh, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Jeremy Bolger, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Lam Bui, Arnan Mitchell, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Observation of polychromatic gap solitons," Opt. Express 16, 5991-5996 (2008)

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