The experimental observation of gap solitons in nonlinear grating structures has thus far been held back by the large required incident power. We show that this requirement is reduced considerably if the grating is nonuniform.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 5, 1992
Published: February 15, 1993
C. Martijn de Sterke and J. E. Sipe, "Launching of gap solitons in nonuniform gratings," Opt. Lett. 18, 269-271 (1993)