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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2006
  • pp: 247–249

Observation of modulational instability in discrete media with self-defocusing nonlinearity

Milutin Stepić, Christian Wirth, Christian E. Rüter, and Detlef Kip  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 247-249 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000247


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Abstract

We report what we believe is the first observation of modulation instability in the anomalous-diffraction regions of a photonic lattice. The experiments were carried out in a 1D waveguide array fabricated in a lithium niobate crystal displaying the photovoltaic self-defocusing nonlinearity, and our results are confirmed numerically by simulating the nonlinear beam propagation.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Citation
Milutin Stepic, Christian Wirth, Christian E. Rüter, and Detlef Kip, "Observation of modulational instability in discrete media with self-defocusing nonlinearity," Opt. Lett. 31, 247-249 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-2-247

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