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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1488–1490

Hybrid Bloch–Anderson localization of light

Simon Stützer, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, Vladimir V. Konotop, Stefan Nolte, Lluis Torner, and Alexander Szameit  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 9, pp. 1488-1490 (2013)

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We investigate the interplay of Bloch oscillations and Anderson localization in optics. Gradual washing out of Bloch oscillations and the formation of nearly stationary averaged intensity distributions, which are symmetric for narrow and strongly asymmetric for broad input excitations, are observed experimentally in laser-written waveguide arrays. At large disorder levels Bloch oscillations are completely destroyed and both narrow and wide excitations lead to symmetric stationary averaged intensity distributions with exponentially decaying tails.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2013
Published: April 26, 2013

Simon Stützer, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, Vladimir V. Konotop, Stefan Nolte, Lluis Torner, and Alexander Szameit, "Hybrid Bloch–Anderson localization of light," Opt. Lett. 38, 1488-1490 (2013)

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