We report what is to our knowledge the first experimental observation of gap random-phase lattice solitons: self-trapped spatially incoherent entities whose modal constituents lie within a photonic bandgap.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 14, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2005
Guy Bartal, Oren Cohen, Ofer Manela, Mordechai Segev, Jason W. Fleischer, Robert Pezer, and Hrvoje Buljan, "Observation of random-phase gap solitons in photonic lattices," Opt. Lett. 31, 483-485 (2006)