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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2462–2464

Discrete photonics in waveguide arrays

J. M. Moison, N. Belabas, C. Minot, and J. A. Levenson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 16, pp. 2462-2464 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002462


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Abstract

In homogeneous arrays of coupled waveguides, Floquet-Bloch waves are known to travel freely across the waveguides. We introduce a systematic discussion of the built-in patterning of the coupling constant between neighboring waveguides. Key patterns provide functions such as redirecting, guiding, and focusing these waves, up to nonlinear all-optical routing. This opens the way to light control in a functionalized discrete space, i.e., discrete photonics.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2009
Published: August 11, 2009

Citation
J. M. Moison, N. Belabas, C. Minot, and J. A. Levenson, "Discrete photonics in waveguide arrays," Opt. Lett. 34, 2462-2464 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-16-2462


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