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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 10 — May. 14, 2007
  • pp: 6324–6329

Higher-band modulational instability in photonic lattices

Christian E. Rüter, Jürgen Wisniewski, Milutin Stepić, and Detlef Kip  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 10, pp. 6324-6329 (2007)

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Propagation of extended Floquet-Bloch modes in the first three bands of a one-dimensional photonic lattice possessing a self-defocusing saturable nonlinearity is studied experimentally and numerically on the example of waveguide arrays in lithium niobate. Discrete modulation instability is observed in all bands in the region of anomalous diffraction, whereas modes propagate stable in the normal diffraction regime.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 2, 2007
Published: May 7, 2007

Christian E. Rüter, Jürgen Wisniewski, Milutin Stepic, and Detlef Kip, "Higher-band modulational instability in photonic lattices," Opt. Express 15, 6324-6329 (2007)

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