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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 21 — Oct. 16, 2006
  • pp: 9873–9878

Self-trapping of polychromatic light in nonlinear periodic photonic structures

Kristian Motzek, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 21, pp. 9873-9878 (2006)

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We study dynamical reshaping of polychromatic beams due to collective nonlinear self-action of multiple-frequency components in periodic and semi-infinite photonic lattices and predict the formation of polychromatic gap solitons and polychromatic surface solitons due to light localization in spectral gaps. We show that the self-trapping efficiency and structure of emerging polychromatic solitons depend on the input spectrum due to the lattice-enhanced dispersion, including the effect of crossover from localization to diffraction in media with defocusing nonlinearity.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2006
Published: October 16, 2006

Kristian Motzek, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Self-trapping of polychromatic light in nonlinear periodic photonic structures," Opt. Express 14, 9873-9878 (2006)

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