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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2761–2763

Interface solitons in two-dimensional photonic lattices

Mario I. Molina and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 23, pp. 2761-2763 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002761


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Abstract

We analyze localization of light at the interfaces separating square and hexagonal photonic lattices, as recently realized experimentally for two-dimensional laser-written waveguides in silica glass with self-focusing nonlinearity [ Opt. Lett. 33, 663 (2008) ]. We find the conditions for the existence of linear and nonlinear surface states substantially influenced by the lattice topology, and study the effect of different symmetries and couplings on the stability of two-dimensional interface solitons.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2008
Published: November 19, 2008

Citation
Mario I. Molina and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Interface solitons in two-dimensional photonic lattices," Opt. Lett. 33, 2761-2763 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-23-2761


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