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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2284–2286

Observation of soliton interaction and planetlike orbiting in Bessel-like photonic lattices

Simon Huang, Peng Zhang, Xiaosheng Wang, and Zhigang Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 13, pp. 2284-2286 (2010)

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We demonstrate spatial soliton interaction and rotation in optically induced Bessel-like photonic lattices. Particlelike circular motion as well as planetlike orbiting of two solitons is observed under different initial excitations in the ring-shaped lattices. We show that, while small rotation/oscillation of solitons can be initiated by soliton self- bending, planetlike orbiting of a “satellite” soliton can be realized by imposing an initial angular momentum from a vortex beam. Our experimental results are corroborated by numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2010
Published: June 30, 2010

Simon Huang, Peng Zhang, Xiaosheng Wang, and Zhigang Chen, "Observation of soliton interaction and planetlike orbiting in Bessel-like photonic lattices," Opt. Lett. 35, 2284-2286 (2010)

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