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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2838–2840

Observation of discrete solitons in lattices with second-order interaction

Alexander Szameit, Robert Keil, Felix Dreisow, Matthias Heinrich, Thomas Pertsch, Stefan Nolte, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 18, pp. 2838-2840 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002838


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Abstract

We present what we believe to be the first experimental demonstration of discrete solitons under the influence of first- and second-order lattice site interaction in zigzag femtosecond laser-written waveguide arrays. We show how the formation of these entities is affected by different ratios of the interaction strength. Increasing the second-order coupling between the lattices sites yields an almost linear increase of the input power required for soliton formation.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2009
Published: September 14, 2009

Citation
Alexander Szameit, Robert Keil, Felix Dreisow, Matthias Heinrich, Thomas Pertsch, Stefan Nolte, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Observation of discrete solitons in lattices with second-order interaction," Opt. Lett. 34, 2838-2840 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-18-2838


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