Power thresholds of families of discrete surface solitons

Suntsov, S., Makris, K. G., Christodoulides, D. N., Stegeman, G. I., Morandotti, R., Yang, H., Salamo, G. and Sorel, M. (2007) Power thresholds of families of discrete surface solitons. Optics Letters, 32(21), pp. 3098-3100. (doi:10.1364/OL.32.003098)

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Abstract

We have investigated both theoretically and experimentally the power threshold of discrete Kerr surface solitons at the interface between a discrete one-dimensional (1D) (waveguide array) and a continuous 1D (slab waveguide) AlGaAs medium. Decreasing power thresholds were predicted and measured for soliton trapping at sites with increasing distance from the boundary. The thresholds approached asymptotically the power required for a discrete soliton of equivalent width in an infinite lattice. The minimum threshold coincided with a minimum in the interchannel coupling strength.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:ALGAAS ARRAYS OPTICS POWER SOLITONS WAVES
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sorel, Professor Marc
Authors: Suntsov, S., Makris, K. G., Christodoulides, D. N., Stegeman, G. I., Morandotti, R., Yang, H., Salamo, G., and Sorel, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Optics Letters
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN:0146-9592
ISSN (Online):1539-4794

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