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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 8 — Apr. 18, 2005
  • pp: 2916–2923

Incoherent multi-gap optical solitons in nonlinear photonic lattices

Kristian Motzek, Andrey Sukhorukov, Friedemann Kaiser, and Yuri Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 8, pp. 2916-2923 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.002916


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Abstract

We demonstrate numerically that partially incoherent light can be trapped in the spectral band gaps of a photonic lattice, creating partially incoherent multi-component spatial optical solitons in a self-defocusing nonlinear periodic medium. We find numerically such incoherent multi-gap optical solitons and discuss how to generate them in experiment by interfering incoherent light beams at the input of a nonlinear periodic medium.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: March 8, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2005
Published: April 18, 2005

Citation
Kristian Motzek, Andrey Sukhorukov, Friedemann Kaiser, and Yuri Kivshar, "Incoherent multi-gap optical solitons in nonlinear photonic lattices," Opt. Express 13, 2916-2923 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-8-2916


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