Observation of discrete solitons in optically induced real time waveguide arrays
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Phys. Rev. Lett.
LOCALIZED MODES; BREATHERS; STATES; Physics, Multidisciplinary
We report the first experimental observation of discrete solitons in an array of optically induced waveguides. The waveguide lattice is induced in real time by illuminating a photorefractive crystal with a pair of interfering plane waves. We demonstrate two types of bright discrete solitons: in-phase self-localized states and the staggered (pi out-of-phase) soliton family. This experiment is the first observation of bright staggered solitons in any physical system. Our scheme paves the way for reconfigurable focusing and defocusing photonic lattices where low-power (mW) discrete solitons can be thoroughly investigated.
Physical Review Letters
"Observation of discrete solitons in optically induced real time waveguide arrays" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3753.