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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1280–1282

Observation of the snake instability of a spatially extended temporal bright soliton

S.-P. Gorza, Ph. Emplit, and M. Haelterman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1280-1282 (2006)

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The transverse snake instability of the bright soliton solution of the ( 2 + 1 ) -dimensional hyperbolic nonlinear Schrödinger equation is experimentally studied. We observed this instability in the spatial ditribution of the temporal spectrum of spatially extended femtosecond pulses propagating in normally dispersive self-defocusing planar semiconductor waveguide.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 23, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 26, 2005

S.-P. Gorza, Ph. Emplit, and M. Haelterman, "Observation of the snake instability of a spatially extended temporal bright soliton," Opt. Lett. 31, 1280-1282 (2006)

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