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  • Editor: Anthony J Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2007
  • pp: 823–825

Tamm oscillations in semi-infinite nonlinear waveguide arrays

Milutin Stepić, Eugene Smirnov, Christian E. Rüter, Detlef Kip, Aleksandra Maluckov, and Ljupčo Hadžievski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 7, pp. 823-825 (2007)

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We demonstrate the existence of nonlinear Tamm oscillations at the interface between a substrate and a one-dimensional waveguide array with either cubic or saturable, self-focusing or self-defocusing nonlinearity. Light is trapped in the vicinity of the array boundary due to the interplay between the repulsive edge potential and Bragg reflection inside the array. In the special case when this potential is linear these oscillations reduce themselves to surface Bloch oscillations.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3130) Materials : Integrated optics materials
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

Milutin Stepić, Eugene Smirnov, Christian E. Rüter, Detlef Kip, Aleksandra Maluckov, and Ljupčo Hadžievski, "Tamm oscillations in semi-infinite nonlinear waveguide arrays," Opt. Lett. 32, 823-825 (2007)

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