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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — Mar. 6, 2006
  • pp: 1913–1923

Nonlinear Bloch modes in two-dimensional photonic lattices

Denis Träger, Robert Fischer, Dragomir N. Neshev, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Cornelia Denz, Wieslaw Królikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 1913-1923 (2006)

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We generate experimentally different types of two-dimensional Bloch waves of a square photonic lattice by employing the phase imprinting technique. We probe the local dispersion of the Bloch modes in the photonic lattice by analyzing the linear diffraction of beams associated with the high-symmetry points of the Brillouin zone, and also distinguish the regimes of normal, anomalous, and anisotropic diffraction through observations of nonlinear self-action effects.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2006
Published: March 6, 2006

Denis Träger, Robert Fischer, Dragomir N. Neshev, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Cornelia Denz, Wieslaw Królikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Nonlinear Bloch modes in two-dimensional photonic lattices," Opt. Express 14, 1913-1923 (2006)

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