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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 9505–9511

Stripe-like quasi-nondiffracting optical lattices

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Servando López-Aguayo, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 9505-9511 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.009505


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Abstract

We introduce stripe-like quasi-nondiffracting lattices that can be generated via spatial spectrum engineering. The complexity of the spatial shapes of such lattices and the distance of their almost diffractionless propagation depend on the width of their ring-like spatial spectrum. Stripe-like lattices are extended in one direction and are localized in the orthogonal one, thereby creating either straight or curved in any desired fashion optically-induced channels that may be used for optical trapping, optical manipulation, or optical lattices for quantum and nonlinear optics applications. As an illustrative example, here we show their potential for spatial soliton control. Complex networks consisting of several intersecting or joining stripe-like lattices suited to a particular application may also be constructed.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2011
Published: April 29, 2011

Citation
Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Servando López-Aguayo, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner, "Stripe-like quasi-nondiffracting optical lattices," Opt. Express 19, 9505-9511 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-10-9505


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