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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1747–1749

Soliton modes, stability, and drift in optical lattices with spatially modulated nonlinearity

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 15, pp. 1747-1749 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001747


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Abstract

We put forward new properties of lattice solitons in materials and geometries where both the linear refractive index and the nonlinearity are spatially modulated. We show that the interplay between linear and out-of-phase nonlinear refractive index modulations results in new soliton properties, including modifications of the soliton stability and transverse mobility, as well as shape transformations that may be controlled, e.g., by varying the light intensity.

© 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: May 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2008
Published: July 30, 2008

Citation
Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner, "Soliton modes, stability, and drift in optical lattices with spatially modulated nonlinearity," Opt. Lett. 33, 1747-1749 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-15-1747


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