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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 2851–2863

Two-dimensional self-trapped nonlinear photonic lattices

Anton S. Desyatnikov, Nina Sagemerten, Robert Fischer, Bernd Terhalle, Denis Träger, Dragomir N. Neshev, Alexander Dreischuh, Cornelia Denz, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 2851-2863 (2006)

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We predict theoretically and generate experimentally in pho-torefractive crystal two-dimensional self-trapped periodic waves of different symmetries, including vortex lattices – patterns of phase dislocations with internal energy flows. We demonstrate that these nonlinear waves exist with nonlocal nonlinearity even when the optically-induced periodic refractive index becomes highly anisotropic, and it depends on the orientation of the two-dimensional lattice relative to the crystallographic c-axis.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

Anton S. Desyatnikov, Nina Sagemerten, Robert Fischer, Bernd Terhalle, Denis Träger, Dragomir N. Neshev, Alexander Dreischuh, Cornelia Denz, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Two-dimensional self-trapped nonlinear photonic lattices," Opt. Express 14, 2851-2863 (2006)

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