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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 2825–2830

Observation of light localization in modulated Bessel optical lattices

Robert Fischer, Dragomir N. Neshev, Servando Lopez-Aguayo, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 2825-2830 (2006)

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We generate higher-order azimuthally modulated Bessel optical lattices in photorefractive crystals by employing a phase-imprinting technique. We report on the experimental observation of self-trapping and nonlinear localization of light in such segmented lattices in the form of ring-shaped and single-site states. The experimental results agree well with numerical simulations accounting for an anisotropic and spatially nonlocal nonlinear response of photorefractive crystals.

© 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: January 23, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

Robert Fischer, Dragomir N. Neshev, Servando Lopez-Aguayo, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Observation of light localization in modulated Bessel optical lattices," Opt. Express 14, 2825-2830 (2006)

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