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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 13 — Jun. 28, 2004
  • pp: 2831–2837

Soliton trains in photonic lattices

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 13, pp. 2831-2837 (2004)

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We address the formation and propagation of multi-spot soliton packets in saturable Kerr nonlinear media with an imprinted harmonic transverse modulation of the refractive index. We show that, in sharp contrast to homogeneous media where stable multi-peaked solitons do not exist, the photonic lattices support stable higher-order structures in the form of soliton packets, or soliton trains. Intuitively, such trains can be viewed as made of several lowest order solitons bound together with appropriate relative phases and their existence as stable objects puts forward the concept of compact manipulation of several solitons as a single entity.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 13, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2004
Published: June 28, 2004

Yaroslav Kartashov, Victor Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner, "Soliton trains in photonic lattices," Opt. Express 12, 2831-2837 (2004)

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