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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 10 — May. 14, 2007
  • pp: 6279–6292

Stabilization of counterpropagating solitons by photonic lattices

Sebastian Koke, Denis Träger, Philip Jander, Michael Chen, Dragomir N. Neshev, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Yuri S. Kivshar, and Cornelia Denz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 10, pp. 6279-6292 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.006279


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Abstract

We report on the stabilization of inherently unstable counterpropagating photorefractive spatial solitons by the use of one- and two-dimensional photonic lattices. We numerically investigate the dependence of the instability dynamics on period and amplitude of the lattice and present experimental verification for the dynamic stabilization of the bi-directional soliton state.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2007
Published: May 7, 2007

Citation
Sebastian Koke, Denis Träger, Philip Jander, Michael Chen, Dragomir N. Neshev, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Yuri S. Kivshar, and Cornelia Denz, "Stabilization of counterpropagating solitons by photonic lattices," Opt. Express 15, 6279-6292 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-10-6279


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