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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 20 — Sep. 28, 2009
  • pp: 18320–18329

Spatial Mode-Locking of Light Bullets in PlanarWaveguide Arrays

Matthew O. Williams and J. Nathan Kutz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 20, pp. 18320-18329 (2009)

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A theoretical proposal is presented for the generation of mode-locked light-bullets in planar waveguide arrays, extending the concept of time-domain mode-locking in waveguide arrays to spatial (transverse) mode-locking in slab waveguides. The model presented yields three-dimensional localized states that act as global attractors to the waveguide array system. Single pulse stationary and time-periodic solutions as well as the transition to multi-pulse solutions as a function of gain are observed to be stabilized in such a system.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 31, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2009
Published: September 25, 2009

Matthew O. Williams and J. Nathan Kutz, "Spatial Mode-Locking of Light Bullets in Planar Waveguide Arrays," Opt. Express 17, 18320-18329 (2009)

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