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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1705–1707

Walking-vector-soliton caging and releasing

Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 11, pp. 1705-1707 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001705


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Abstract

We address the formation and propagation of vector solitons in optical lattices in the presence of anisotropy-induced walk-off between ordinary and extraordinary polarized field components. Stable vector solitons trapped by the lattice form above a threshold power, while decreasing the lattice depth below a critical value results in the abrupt release of the caged solitons that then move across the lattice and may get trapped in a desired lattice channel.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2009
Published: May 28, 2009

Citation
Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner, "Walking-vector-soliton caging and releasing," Opt. Lett. 34, 1705-1707 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-11-1705


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