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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1950–1952

Observation of higher-order solitons in defocusing waveguide arrays

Eugene Smirnov, Christian E. Rüter, Detlef Kip, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 13, pp. 1950-1952 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001950


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Abstract

We observe experimentally higher-order solitons in waveguide arrays with defocusing saturable nonlinearity. Such solitons can comprise several in-phase bright spots and are stable above a critical power threshold. We elucidate the impact of the nonlinearity saturation on the domains of existence and stability of the observed complex soliton states.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2007
Published: June 28, 2007

Citation
Eugene Smirnov, Christian E. Rüter, Detlef Kip, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, and Lluis Torner, "Observation of higher-order solitons in defocusing waveguide arrays," Opt. Lett. 32, 1950-1952 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-13-1950

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