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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Mar. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1797–1807

Nonlinear beam interactions in 1D discrete Kerr systems

J. Meier, G. I. Stegeman, D. N. Christodoulides, R. Morandotti, M. Sorel, H. Yang, G. Salamo, J. S. Aitchison, and Y. Silberberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 1797-1807 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.001797


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Abstract

The interaction between parallel beams in one-dimensional discrete Kerr systems has been investigated using arrays of coupled channel waveguides. The experiments were performed in AlGaAs waveguides at 1550 nm which corresponds to photon energies just below one half the semiconductor’s bandgap. The input intensity and relative input phase between the input beams was varied and the output intensity patterns were recorded. Observed was behavior ranging from a linear response, to soliton interactions between moderately and then strongly localized spatial solitons. Finally the influence of multiphoton absorption and asymmetric beam inputs on these interactions was investigated at very high intensities.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Discrete solitons in nonlinear optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 21, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2005
Published: March 21, 2005

Citation
J. Meier, G. Stegeman, D. Christodoulides, R. Morandotti, M. Sorel, H. Yang, G. Salamo, J. Aitchison, and Y. Silberberg, "Nonlinear beam interactions in 1D discrete Kerr systems," Opt. Express 13, 1797-1807 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-6-1797


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