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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 13 — Jun. 26, 2006
  • pp: 6055–6062

Two-dimensional soliton in cubic fs laser written waveguide arrays in fused silica

Alexander Szameit, Jonas Burghoff, Thomas Pertsch, Stefan Nolte, Andreas Tünnermann, and Falk Lederer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 13, pp. 6055-6062 (2006)

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The observation of a two-dimensional discrete soliton in a cubic 5×5 fs laser written waveguide array in fused silica is reported for the first time. In addition to the localization the sharp edges of the array allow to study the influence of the array’s boundaries. The results are in excellent agreement with theoretical predictions and provide the basis for a variety of future applications for nonlinear two-dimensional integrated optical devices.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: May 12, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2006
Published: June 26, 2006

Alexander Szameit, Jonas Burghoff, Thomas Pertsch, Stefan Nolte, Andreas Tünnermann, and Falk Lederer, "Two-dimensional soliton in cubic fs laser written waveguide arrays in fused silica," Opt. Express 14, 6055-6062 (2006)

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