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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3149–3151

Spatial solitons in χ ( 2 ) planar photonic crystals

Katia Gallo and Gaetano Assanto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 21, pp. 3149-3151 (2007)

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We analyze light self-confinement induced by multiple nonlinear resonances in a two-dimensional χ ( 2 ) photonic crystal. With reference to second-harmonic generation in a hexagonal lattice, we show that the system can not only support two-color ( 1 + 1 ) D solitary waves with enhanced confinement and steering capabilities but also enable novel features such as wavelength-dependent soliton routing.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2007
Published: October 23, 2007

Katia Gallo and Gaetano Assanto, "Spatial solitons in χ(2) planar photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 32, 3149-3151 (2007)

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