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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2277–2282

Solitons in dispersion-inverted AlGaAs nanowires

R. El-Ganainy, S. Mokhov, K. G. Makris, D. N. Christodoulides, and R. Morandotti  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2277-2282 (2006)

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We demonstrate that optical solitons can exist in dispersion-inverted highly-nonlinear AlGaAs nanowires. This is accomplished by strongly reversing the dispersion of these nano-structures to anomalous over a broad frequency range. These self-localized waves are possible at very low power levels and can form in millimeter long nanowire structures. The intensity and spectral evolution of solitons propagating in such AlGaAs nanowaveguides is investigated in the presence of loss, multiphoton absorption and higher-order dispersion.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 10, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

R. El-Ganainy, S. Mokhov, K. G. Makris, D. N. Christodoulides, and R. Morandotti, "Solitons in dispersion-inverted AlGaAs nanowires," Opt. Express 14, 2277-2282 (2006)

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