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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1988
  • pp: 794–796

Discrete self-focusing in nonlinear arrays of coupled waveguides

D. N. Christodoulides and R. I. Joseph  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 794-796 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000794


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Abstract

We show that a nonlinear array of coupled waveguides can exhibit discrete self-focusing that in the continuum approximation obeys the so-called nonlinear Schrödinger equation. This process has much in common with the biophysical model of Davydov.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 7, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 1988
Published: September 1, 1988

Citation
D. N. Christodoulides and R. I. Joseph, "Discrete self-focusing in nonlinear arrays of coupled waveguides," Opt. Lett. 13, 794-796 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-9-794

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