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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1288–1290

Bragg guiding of domainlike nonlinear modes and kink arrays in lower-index core structures

Fangwei Ye, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 12, pp. 1288-1290 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001288


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Abstract

We introduce a novel class of stable nonlinear modes trapped in a lower-index film core sandwiched between two optical lattices, or in the cylindrical core of a radial lattice, imprinted in defocusing media. Such a family of nonlinear modes transforms into defect lattice solitons when the core width is sufficiently small or into an array of kinks when the width is large enough. We find that higher-order modes with multiple zeros inside the guiding core can be stable in one-dimensional settings.

© 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: February 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 29, 2008
Published: June 4, 2008

Citation
Fangwei Ye, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner, "Bragg guiding of domainlike nonlinear modes and kink arrays in lower-index core structures," Opt. Lett. 33, 1288-1290 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-12-1288

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