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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 14409–14415

Nonlinear light propagation in fractal waveguide arrays

Shu Jia and Jason W. Fleischer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 14409-14415 (2010)

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We experimentally and numerically study nonlinear light propagation in a fractal waveguide array. We consider a nested set of periodic arrays and examine energy transport as a function of band structure, nonlinearity, and probe beam geometry. Experimentally, we observe the behavior directly by recording intensity in position space and power spectra in momentum space. The results are fundamental to nonlinear wave dynamics in self-similar structures and hold potential to improve the efficiency and sensitivity of fractal photonic devices.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2010
Published: June 22, 2010

Shu Jia and Jason W. Fleischer, "Nonlinear light propagation in fractal waveguide arrays," Opt. Express 18, 14409-14415 (2010)

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