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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 20 — Sep. 27, 2010
  • pp: 21252–21260

Interaction dynamics of X-waves in waveguide arrays

Matthew O. Williams, Colin W. McGrath, and J. Nathan Kutz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 20, pp. 21252-21260 (2010)

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The interaction dynamics of X-waves in an AlGaAs waveguide array is theoretically considered. The nonlinear discrete diffraction dynamics of a waveguide array mediates the generation of spatio-temporal X-waves from pulsed initial conditions. The interactions between co-propagating and counter-propagating X-waves are studied. For the co-propagating case, the initial phase relation between the X-waves determine the attractive or repulsive behavior of the X-wave interaction. For the counter-propagating case, the collisions between X-waves generate a nonlinear phase-shift. These dynamics show that X-waves interact in a manner similar to solitons.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: August 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2010
Published: September 22, 2010

Matthew O. Williams, Colin W. McGrath, and J. Nathan Kutz, "Interaction dynamics of X-waves in waveguide arrays," Opt. Express 18, 21252-21260 (2010)

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