The observation of nonlinear staggered surface states at the interface between a substrate and a one-dimensional self-defocusing nonlinear waveguide array is reported. Launching of staggered input beams of different power in the first channel of the array results in formation of localized structures in different channels. Our experimental results are confirmed numerically.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Optics at Surfaces
Original Manuscript: March 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2006
Published: July 10, 2006
Eugene Smirnov, Milutin Stepić, Christian E. Rüter, Detlef Kip, and Vladimir Shandarov, "Observation of staggered surface solitary waves in one-dimensional waveguide arrays," Opt. Lett. 31, 2338-2340 (2006)