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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2008
  • pp: 878–880

Optically induced transition between discrete and gap solitons in a nonconventionally biased photorefractive crystal

Peng Zhang, Sheng Liu, Jianlin Zhao, Cibo Lou, Jingjun Xu, and Zhigang Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 8, pp. 878-880 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000878


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Abstract

We show that optically induced photonic lattices in a nonconventionally biased photorefractive crystal can support the formation of discrete and gap solitons owing to a mechanism that differs from the conventional screening effect. Both the bias direction and the lattice orientation can dramatically influence the nonlinear beam-propagation dynamics. We demonstrate a transition from self-focusing to -defocusing and from discrete to gap solitons solely by adjusting the optical-beam orientation.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2008
Published: April 14, 2008

Citation
Peng Zhang, Sheng Liu, Jianlin Zhao, Cibo Lou, Jingjun Xu, and Zhigang Chen, "Optically induced transition between discrete and gap solitons in a nonconventionally biased photorefractive crystal," Opt. Lett. 33, 878-880 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-8-878


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