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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1624–1626

Observation of two-dimensional coherent surface vector lattice solitons

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 11, pp. 1624-1626 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001624


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Abstract

We report, to the best of our knowledge, the first experimental observation of vector surface solitons, which form at the edge and in the corner of two-dimensional laser-written waveguide arrays. These elliptically polarized vector states are composed of two orthogonally polarized components. They exist only above a power threshold and bifurcate from scalar surface solitons. The components of a vector soliton may have substantially different degrees of localization in certain parameter ranges.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2009
Published: May 20, 2009

Citation
M. Heinrich, Y. V. Kartashov, A. Szameit, F. Dreisow, R. Keil, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, V. A. Vysloukh, and L. Torner, "Observation of two-dimensional coherent surface vector lattice solitons," Opt. Lett. 34, 1624-1626 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-11-1624


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