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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2006
  • pp: 492–494

Symmetric and antisymmetric soliton states in two-dimensional photonic lattices

Cibo Lou, Jingjun Xu, Liqin Tang, Zhigang Chen, and P. G. Kevrekidis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 492-494 (2006)

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We study the dynamics of off-site excitation in an optically induced waveguide lattice. A single beam centered between two waveguides leads to an asymmetric beam profile as the nonlinearity reaches a threshold. When two probe beams are launched in parallel into two nearby off-site locations, they form symmetric or antisymmetric (twisted) soliton states, depending on their relative phase. A transition of intensity pattern from on-site to off-site locations is also observed as the lattice is excited by a quasi-one-dimensional plane wave.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 21, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 23, 2005

Cibo Lou, Jingjun Xu, Liqin Tang, Zhigang Chen, and P. G. Kevrekidis, "Symmetric and antisymmetric soliton states in two-dimensional photonic lattices," Opt. Lett. 31, 492-494 (2006)

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