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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 14679–14684

Interface solitons excited between a simple lattice and a superlattice

Yi Hu, Robert Egger, Peng Zhang, Xiaosheng Wang, and Zhigang Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 14679-14684 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.014679


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Abstract

We demonstrate nonlinear surface states at the interface between optically-induced simple (periodic) and super (bi-periodic) photonic lattices. Depending on the excitation condition at the interface, we identify numerically and observe experimentally different types of interface solitons with characteristic phase structures under a self-focusing nonlinearity, including dipole-like “mixed-band” interface gap solitons.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2010
Published: June 23, 2010

Citation
Yi Hu, Robert Egger, Peng Zhang, Xiaosheng Wang, and Zhigang Chen, "Interface solitons excited between a simple lattice and a superlattice," Opt. Express 18, 14679-14684 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-14679


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