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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 772–774

Image transmission using stable solitons of arbitrary shapes in photonic lattices

Jianke Yang, Peng Zhang, Masami Yoshihara, Yi Hu, and Zhigang Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 5, pp. 772-774 (2011)

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We demonstrate both theoretically and experimentally that photonic lattices under self-defocusing nonlinearity support gap solitons in various shapes such as cross and H shapes. These solitons, with their intensity humps all in-phase, are stable against perturbations, thus they propagate robustly throughout the lattices. Based on this finding, we propose soliton-based text/image transmission through bulk photonic structures.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2011
Published: March 1, 2011

Jianke Yang, Peng Zhang, Masami Yoshihara, Yi Hu, and Zhigang Chen, "Image transmission using stable solitons of arbitrary shapes in photonic lattices," Opt. Lett. 36, 772-774 (2011)

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