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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1132–1134

Observation of surface solitons in chirped waveguide arrays

A. Szameit, Y. V. Kartashov, F. Dreisow, M. Heinrich, T. Pertsch, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, V. A. Vysloukh, and L. Torner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 10, pp. 1132-1134 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001132


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Abstract

We report the observation of surface solitons in chirped semi-infinite waveguide arrays whose waveguides exhibit exponentially decreasing refractive indices. We show that the power threshold for surface wave formation decreases with an increase of the array chirp and that for sufficiently large chirp values linear surface modes are supported.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2008
Published: May 14, 2008

Citation
A. Szameit, Y. V. Kartashov, F. Dreisow, M. Heinrich, T. Pertsch, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, V. A. Vysloukh, and L. Torner, "Observation of surface solitons in chirped waveguide arrays," Opt. Lett. 33, 1132-1134 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-10-1132

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