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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2005
  • pp: 174–176

Optical multiband vector breathers in tunable waveguide arrays

Andrea Fratalocchi, Gaetano Assanto, Kasia A. Brzdakiewicz, and Mirek A. Karpierz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 2, pp. 174-176 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.000174


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Abstract

We investigate multiband optical breathers in a voltage-adjustable array of coupled waveguides in nematic liquid crystals. Symmetric breathers resulting from vector composition of modes from two bands are observed over large propagation distances and are described in terms of the Floquet-Bloch theory.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

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Andrea Fratalocchi, Gaetano Assanto, Kasia A. Brzdakiewicz, and Mirek A. Karpierz, "Optical multiband vector breathers in tunable waveguide arrays," Opt. Lett. 30, 174-176 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-2-174


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